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Longhorn Moths

A small moth with ridiculously long antennae: Nemophora degeerella, the longhorn moth.  Only in the male are the antennae this long (4 to 6 times body length), in the female they are much shorter (only 1 times body length). 

This afternoon I came across several males in the bushes near the ice house.  Further along my walk I saw some females, but I didn't get any photos of them.

Photos taken in Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-05-20.

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