Found this extraordinary little moth (ca. 10mm) last week running about on and Alder leaf - it rests with its plumed hind legs sticking out at right angles.
The name of this little beauty is Stathmopoda pedella, which is a bit of a mouthful but worthy of such a stunning little moth. It is the only UK representative of the subfamily Stathmopodinae The larvae are specialists and feed on the seeds of alder cones.
It apparently has an extremely local distribution in southern and south-eastern England - this one was seen just outside of Reading in Berkshire.
An amazing little moth. I came across one in damp woodland in South Rotherham mid July 2010. ( Only the sixth record for Rotherham and the first since 1996 with most of the earlier records coming from the N/NW of the borough bordering Barnsley. )