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White Plume Moth

By Metro6R4  
Chocks Away.....

Found this sitting on my car the other day.

White Plume Moth Pterophorus Pentadactyla
Wingspan 26-34 mm.

Probably the most distinctive of the 'Plume' moths, and one of the largest. Its wings are deeply divided into several 'fingers', each of which is finely feathered, or plumed.

Quite common over much of Britain, inhabiting dry grassland, waste ground and gardens.

The adults fly from dusk onwards in June and July, and sometimes have a second generation in September.

The caterpillars overwinter and feed on bindweed (Convolvulus).

Tags: Macro Fly Moth Insect Close up Bug Wildlife and nature

Voters: paskinmj, Chinga, KarenFB and 14 more


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paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 1:29AM
Nice set. V3 for me.
Matt

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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 1:30AM
Beautiful little moth! Love the reflections! Lovely images....
IB
27 Jul 2013 12:09PM
Another great Set. Well captured. V2 for me. Eric.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 8:37PM
Good set of piccies that show well on the b/g
28 Jul 2013 9:32AM
Great set ,with info to match.
Dennis

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