Friday, 25 July 2014

Brassy Longhorn Moth

Male
The Brassy Longhorn Moth Nemophora metallica is a very small moth with metallic wings and very long antennae. They feed on Field Scabious Knautia arvensis, and in July they are out and about in numbers, waving their preposterous antennae and laying eggs in the scabious flowers.

Female, ovipositing on Field Scabious.


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