Main: (Adelidae / Adelinae)
07.004 [B&F: 0144] Nemophora fasciella (Fabricius, 1775)


Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) in dry pastures and on waste ground in parts of southern and eastern England, north to Lancashire, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Combination of bronze forewing with purple median fascia is unique amongst the Adelinae. Larva feeds on seeds of Black Horehound, subsequently feeding in the fallen leaves, living within a movable case.

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