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Aug 24, 2012 9:17 PM

Help with Plume Moth Identification

I don't know if anyone can advise on identification of Plume Moths.

 

A brassy brown plume moth. Distinct white patch on rear end of thorax (as in Goldenrod Plume - Platyptilla calodactyla), however wingtips appear more hooked with pronounced lobes (as per Rose Plume - Cnaemidophorus rhodactyla) . Pronounced abdominal 'bulge' at tip. Some white on knees. Size 20mm wing tip to tip, head to abdomen 9mm. I've attached some pictures, one with a Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla) and Ragwort flower.

 

Attracted to light (house light not trap) in Rhyl, North Wales.
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Thanks

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