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


Green Long-horn


Adela reaumurella – This is the male with his extraordinary long white antennae, which are three times the length of the forewing. The adult flies in May and June, and in the daytime, where they may swarm.


Green Long-horn Adela reaumurella


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D3200
Date taken: 4th May 2015
Place: Local wood, Staffordshire