Plume moth

Last update: 25 November 2018
OBSERVATION:
2018-IX-09

At dusk this moth visited the garden to rest a little. It is a plume moth (Hellinsia lienigianus), a moth from the Plume moth family.

Bijvoetvedermot (Hellinsia lienigianus)

This moth family is called plume moth because the wings are deeply incised like plume feathers. The moth shows the typical resting posture. Depending on the incision the wings are more or less rolled up in the rest position. these moths often are attracted by light.

 


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