Adelidae : Nematopogoninae
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Nematopogon schwarziellus
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Nematopogon pilella
Pale Brown Long-horn

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)142 / 7.011

Rare resident.
Flies in May/June.
Life history undescribed but associated with Vaccinium myrtillus.
Known from Black Mountains in VC36 where it was found flying over bilberry tussocks in the Olchon valley.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2000.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 15-19mm
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
2000+VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
1999+VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
25/05/1977+VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
1908+VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
1892+VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
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