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Morning Glory Plume Moth

Emmelina monodactyla

Description:

Pale greyish white. Faint row of dots on the abdomen running vertically. Wings are closed tight at rest. Long darker dashes on the forewings with a small notch at the ends of them.

Habitat:

Spotted using mothing sheet consisting of 2 halogen lights pointing either side of white cotton sheet hanging from porch clothes line, and 3 black strip lights pointed away from sheet toward/facing open area away from porch. Lights are turned on approximately within 1 hour of dusk, and turned off at least an hour before dawn (to protect moths from predators and encourage them to fly away.) Area is a gated man-made lake community, surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some deciduous forest areas. In areas that are not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.Spotted using mothing sheet consisting of 2 halogen lights pointing either side of white cotton sheet hanging from porch clothes line, and 3 black strip lights pointed away from sheet toward/facing open area away from porch. Lights are turned on approximately within 1 hour of dusk, and turned off at least an hour before dawn (to protect moths from predators and encourage them to fly away.) Area is a gated man-made lake community, surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some deciduous forest areas. In areas that are not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.

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1 Comment

Les Catchick
Les Catchick a year ago

I saw a very similar one on my trip to Peru. Though I know little about moths my friends told me there is a common similar in the the UK too.

MelindaKiser
Spotted by
MelindaKiser

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2018
Submitted on Jul 29, 2018

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