Anyone recognise this?

by petrochemist

I spotted this insect before breakfast this morning at the Forest Edge B&B, I stayed at last night.
Blustery winds meant the flower it was on moved constantly, so my focusing was even more hit & miss than usual

It was less than about 15mm long, but with very long antenna (I'd guess ~7cm across)
The wings look like they are scaly suggesting it's a moth but they didn't get wider than ~5mm

Photo taken with a 50mm lens reversed on my 100mm macro (so should be ~2:1 on the sensor)
Uploaded02/05/2011 - 20:04
Shutter Speed1/180
Focal LengthN/A

Posted 02/05/2011 - 21:00 Link
Couls it be a Mayfly or maybe Diana Ross ?
Posted 02/05/2011 - 23:25 Link
autumnlight wrote:
Couls it be a Mayfly or maybe Diana Ross ?

The Photomacrography forum has identified it as A Green longhorn, (Adela reaumurella) - mind you they had 3 pictures to work from.
It seems to fit the pictures/description of a male from what I've seen on the internet. I'll not rule out Diana Ross however!
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Edited by petrochemist: 02/05/2011 - 23:28
Posted 03/05/2011 - 06:40 Link
Nice close-up

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