Swarming with Longhorns by GiMi53 ()
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The Green Longhorn (Adela reaumurella) are day-active lepidopterans from the moth family Adelidae, the fairy longhorn moths. The wingspan of the moth ranges from 14 to 18 millimeter.
The upper wings of both sexes are metallic green and the under wings are metallic bronze. The males have very long antennas that are white. They have rough black hair on their heads. The females have relatively short antennas with shorter and lighter hair on their heads.
The flight time ranges from April to June.
L'Adèle verdoyante, Adela reaumurella, est une espèce d'insectes de l'ordre des lépidoptères (papillons), famille des Adelidae.
Les ailes postérieures de ce petit papillon sont brun pourpré. Les antenne filiformes de la femelle sont bien plus courtes que celles du mâle.
D'avril à juin, on peut observer les mâles voler en grand nombre autour des arbres en plein soleil, les antennes en avant, se laissant choir puis remontant rapidement, en mouvements répétitifs.
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"Treecreeper - Grimpereau."
Image Comments (19)
NightGallery () 9:39PM | Wed, 02 May 2012
That is awesome! Man would I love to encounter that scene. Nice shot.
whaleman () 1:05AM | Thu, 03 May 2012
I guess you could call this a herd of Longhorns, LOL! Nice find and capture!
Hendesse () 9:40AM | Thu, 03 May 2012
Excellent shot of this interesting insects. Beautiful colors and fantastic details!
cfulton () 2:46PM | Thu, 03 May 2012
All the boys hanging about! Wonderful details and information, Clive
Issemissen () 1:39PM | Wed, 21 November 2012
My goodness! I have never seen these before! An excellent shot!