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Longhorn Moths

A male longhorn moth, Nemophora degeerella (Lepidoptera: Adelidae).  The males of this species have antennae which are about 6 times longer than their bodies.  They use these antennae for display when they swarm in woodland clearances:

The females have much shorter antennae (see here).

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-05-19.

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