Emmelina monodactyla (Common plume moth)

Last update: 2 July 2022


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


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

Common plume moth (Emmelina monodactyla)

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.

Common plume moth (Emmelina monodactyla), imago

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