Nemophora metallica

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Nemophora metallica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Adelidae
Genus: Nemophora
Species: N. metallica
Binomial name
Nemophora metallica
Poda, 1759
  • Phalaena metallica Poda, 1761
  • Phalaena scabiosella Scopoli, 1763
  • Nemotois aerosellus Zeller, 1850
  • Nemotois rebelellus Turati, 1924

Nemophora metallica is a moth of the family Adelidae. It is found in Europe.

Its wingspan is 15–20 mm. The moth flies from late June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Knautia arvensis and Scabiosa columbaria.


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