Skip navigation
3513 Views 1 Reply Last post: Aug 27, 2012 1:08 PM by duckinwales RSS
Currently Being Moderated

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.





More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked by (0)

What the symbols mean

  • "correct" answer available
  • "helpful" answer