Fairy Moth Green Longhorn

Fairy Moth/ Green Longhorn Adela reaumurella

Adela reaumurella moth
Fairy moth Green Longhorn
Fairy Moth
Adela reaumurella is one of two small day-flying moths with extremely long antennae known as "fairy" moths. These enchanting fairies dance in groups around bushes in sunlight and could well be mistaken for fairies at the end of the garden. Depending on the angle of the light, their wings change from black to metallic blue-green to shiny gold.
Fairy moth
Adela reaumurella moth
Wingspan 14-18mm; UK flight time Apr-Jun.
Troupe of Fairy Longhorn moths
Fairy Longhorn moth