Green Long-horn


Adela reaumurella – This is a female … the males antennae are a lot, lot longer than hers – three times the length of the forewing! I found her basking in the sunshine, flashing her shiny scales. Double-click image to enlarge.


Green Long-horn Adela reaumurella female

© Peter Hillman ♦ 21st April 2020 ♦ Local woodland path, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


21 thoughts on “Green Long-horn

  1. Every time I see a neatly curled proboscis, I go, “Awwww…” I think they’re just so cute — and they do remind me of the Cootie game we played with as kids. This one’s especially nice, and spiffier than a plastic Cootie; that metallic sheen is beautiful.

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    1. Wow, thanks for the Cootie memory flashback! they were so much more fun than (albeit a bit different from) Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead! But this one is definitely more of a cutie than a Cootie.

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    1. Thank you, Steve 🙂 I have seen a few now out on the woodland paths, and they are quite extraordinary at how they just sit there on the vegetation like they are waiting for something to happen.

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