Dancing Longhorn Moths and a Silver Y

Yesterday I found a little group of Longhorn Moths sitting on and dancing around the leaves of an elm tree.


Look at the length of their antennae! These individuals all appear to be males as their antennae are 3x the length of their wings (in the females they are 1.5x)


I think this species is Adela reaumurella – a common species in England


I also had a single Silver Y in my trap overnight. Not a bad effort for a migrant coming from the south on such a cold night.

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