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7.005 ~ 0145 ~ Nemophora minimella ~ Small Long-horn
UK Status

Resident. A local species found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the north-east of the county at Llanymynech Hill in 2017.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-14mm.

Confusion species

A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Chalk downland, woodland clearings, boggy grassland and lowland bogs.


Devil's bit and small scabious.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on the flowers of foodplant. Larva feed openly on flowers and later from a case. Pupates within the larval case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 27th July 2017, Lake Vyrnwy