Adelidae : Nematopopgoninae
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Photo © Andrew May,  19 May 2022, Wall Bank Shropshire, daytime flight

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Nematopogon schwarziellus

(Zeller, 1839)141 / 7.012

Common resident.
Flies in May/June with larva feeding from July to April in a similar way to N. swammerdamella. in a case on dead leaves on the ground.
Flies at dawn and from evening until dusk, in
woodland and in scrub.

Recorded in 78 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
03/06/20222VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
02/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
27/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
22/05/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
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