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Adela reaumurella?

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Old Thursday 28th April 2011, 11:57   #1
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Adela reaumurella?

This longhorn moth was sat on the outside of the trap at dusk last night. I'm guessing it's an Adela (unless it's a Nemophora) - presumably either Adela reaumurella or maybe Adela rufimitrella given the apparent orangey crown in the side view. Any opinions would be welcome as this genus would be new to the garden list.

Apologies for the appalling pictures - it's a tricky moth to photograph. The wings are metallic green/bronze in real life.
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Old Friday 29th April 2011, 16:35   #2
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No good? Maybe the photos are too bad for an ID. Am I at least in the right genus?
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Adela reaumurella.
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Thanks Harri. I've had several more in the garden in recent days. Strange considering I've never recorded them before.

Apologies for not including the wing span - I've realised that also differs between the species and fits this one.
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