Green Longhorn

 Adela raeumurella

PhotoForewing length: 7 – 9mm 

The Longhorn’s antennae are up to three times the length of the forewing in males, but are shorter in females. Adela raeumurella’s forewing is dark or bluish green, often with a golden or bronze tinge towards the costa.

Flight Period
April to June, sometimes in swarms.

Larval Food Plants
Oak and Birch leaf-litter.

Woodland, heathland, marshes, scrub.

Wiltshire Status
Resident, common.