Green Longhorn Moth Andy
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The Green Longhorn (Adela reaumurella)

From April to June when it is sunny these strange day-flying moths can be seen flying in swarms frequently around oak trees. The males have very long antennae many times the length of there body and rough black hair on their heads and the females have shorter antennas and lighter shorter hair on their heads. Not so easy to photograph being so small and they will move higher up the tree if any disturbance. To me they look like they are dancing when in flight. Known as one of the many 'micromoths' They have metallic upper wings and metallic bronze wings with a wingspan up to 18mm, the caterpillars live on leaf litter.

Location: Farley Mount, Hampshire, UK. Date Taken: 15/05/05.