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Old Thursday 10th May 2012, 17:18   #1
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Small metallic green moth

I saw this small insect this morning on my car in Northampton, it certainly caught my attention with it's long two-toned antennae & metallic green wings.

It was quite smart looking and to be honest i wasn't sure if it was a moth but I managed to get a record shot on my phone & have done a bit of research. I think it Adela reaumurella but am happy to be corrected.

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Old Thursday 10th May 2012, 18:56   #2
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Hi Mark

I think you are right, it is a female Adela reamurella, the males have even longer antennae. i saw some over the weekend here in London.

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Thanks for the confirmation Martin, now i know to look for them, i will keep an eye out for the males.
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Also known as Green Long-horn, I was just about, and still will start a thread with photos of males I was undecided were Green or Early Long-horns
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