All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Long-Horned Fairy Moth</strong>
<em>Adela caeruleella</em> / Fairy Moths 
Hodges #0227
Frozen Head State Park (Morgan Co., TN)
May 1, 2007

I found this strange moth on a Smooth Meadow Parsnip flower at Frozen Head. The antennae were at l...
Long-Horned Fairy Moth
Adela caeruleella / Fairy Moths
Hodges #0227
Frozen Head State Park (Morgan Co., TN)
May 1, 2007

I found this strange moth on a Smooth Meadow Parsnip flower at Frozen Head. The antennae were at least twice as long as its body. Thanks to Don of the "Butternuts" Nature forum for help in identifying these unusual, diurnal moths! I like their enchanting name! Their scales refract the sunlight into many colors.

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