Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club

Pterophorus pentadactyla
find out more... White Plume Moth Copyright: Stephen Rolls

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index

Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Nemophora fasciella

previous species | next species

Nemophora fasciella  (Fabricius, 1775)
Horehound Long-horn moth
Lepidoptera: micromoths: Incurvariidae

Nemophora fasciella Copyright: Peter Harvey

Maps produced by MapMate®. Data overlays Copyright © Essex Field Club 2018.
Reproduction for study and non-profit use permitted, all other rights reserved.

Click on dot to query records

National status: Nationally Scarce A
BAP status: UKBAP  
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


Nemophora fasciella
Nemophora fasciella

upload a new image

Taxonomic group: micro-moths (Lepidoptera: micromoths) - County data   
Nemophora fasciella on UK Moths website
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


Species text
The Horehound Long-horn Moth is a scarce species, distributed mainly in the south and south-east of England, but very local. The larval foodplant is black horehound (Ballota nigra), the larva feeding at first on the seeds and then later in a case made from fragments of the foodplant. References

by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 7 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Nemophora fasciella

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Nemophora fasciella

Why not join the Club, register and add a new species page
Interpretation of distribution maps