Longhorn Moth (Nemophora degeerella)
Also known as the Yellow-barred Longhorn Moth, the longhorn moth is a small (16-23 mm) diurnal species of Fairy Longhorn Moth (Adelidae) which occurs in northwest Europe. Like other members of the family Adelidae only male N. degeerella possess extremely long antennae which can be up to five times their body length. These long antennae help the males pick up pheromones put out by females with ease. Adult N. degeerella typically inhabit damp forests and will fly during the day from May to July. Adults will feed Persicaria bistorta, Leucanthemum vulgare and various nettle species. While caterpillars will feed on birch leaf litter.