Fairy longhorn moths (Adelidae)
The wingspan of the moth ranges from 16 to 23 millimeters.
The Longhorn Moth males have antennae ranging up to five times their body length, while the female has much shorter antennae. The habitat of the moth is damp forests. The moth is fairly common in north west Europe.
The flight period of the moth ranges from May to July.
The Green Longhorn (Adela reaumurella) is a day-active lepidopteran 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.
Cauchas rufimitrella is a diurnal lepidopteran from the family Adelidae, the fairy long horn moths. It is found in almost all of Europe, except Portugal, Ukraine and the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula.
The wingspan of the moth ranges from 10 to 12 millimeters. The wings are metallic red-purple. Flight time is May to June.
Caterpillars live on the seeds of Cardamine pratensis and then they pupate over the winter.