Adelidae » Adelinae
7.006 (BF150) Green Long-horn Adela reaumurella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan 14-18mm. Forewing length 7-9mm.
The above image is of the male with his extraordinary long white antennae, which are three times the length of the forewing. The forewing can have a dark green or bluish-green tint, sometimes with a golden tint.
The adult flies in May and June, and in the daytime, where they may swarm. Found in woodland and heathland, amongst other habitats. Common in England and Wales, more local elsewhere, but widespread. The larva feeds on dead leaves on the ground.
© Pete Hillman May 2015, local wood, Staffordshire.