Green Longhorn Moth - Adela viridella, click for a larger image, licensed for reuse
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Green Longhorn Moth - Adela viridella, click for a larger image, licensed for reuse
Photo ©2007 - Svdmolen

Green Longhorn Moth - Adela viridella
Syn. - A. reaumurella
Family - Adelidae
Also known as - Green Fairy Longhorn Moth

This day flying micro-moth is a lepidopteran from the family Adelidae, the Fairy Longhorn Moths.  It has a wingspan of 14-18mm (0.55-0.7in), and in both males ♂ and females ♀ they are metallic green whilst the under wings are metallic bronze, both have rough black hair on their heads.  Males have very long white antennas with those of the female are relatively short with shorter and lighter hair on their heads.  Thery are seen on the wing from April to June and are fairly common in the UK and western Europe.

7.006, Bradley & Fletcher #150

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