Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Monday, 5 May 2014

Flying insects identification

Can anyone identify the flying insects in this image - taken from the Heron Hide at Teifi Marshes reserve? Thanks

4 comments:

  1. Hi Tommy
    Looks like one of the "fairy" moths - probably a green longhorn.
    It's the right time of year and they tend to group.

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  2. These are definitely Adela reamurella, a species of 'Longhorn' micromoths.
    They make a lovely sight dancing in the sun; usually around Oak or Hazel branches. I don't know why these trees as the foodplant of A.reamurella is unknown.

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  3. Correcting my spelling: There should be another 'u' in reaumurella.
    Identification good; orthography bad!

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  4. Thanks for all that good identification work - I have had further confirmation of 'adela reaumurella' - I did not think of moths!

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