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Grape Plume Moth

Geina periscelidactylus

Description:

Family: Pterophoridae Subfamily: Pterophorinae Tribe: Platyptiliini I don't know Genus or Species. Found in my yard on a Contorted Filbert tree.

Habitat:

adults found on flowers of herbaceous plants during the day, but are also nocturnal and come to light

1 Species ID Suggestions

Grape Plume Moth
Geina periscelidactylus


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8 Comments

ianmaton
ianmaton 8 years ago

Yes, I agree. periscelidactylus is a better match.

SharonW446
SharonW446 8 years ago

Thank you all for the compliments.

Between the two suggested species I think periscelidactylus matches the markings best. Buscki has too much white behind the "shoulders".

chuck.replogle
chuck.replogle 8 years ago

Such an amazing photograph!

johnlguerin
johnlguerin 8 years ago

The clarity of your shot is superb. Congrats.

ianmaton
ianmaton 8 years ago

Excellent sharpness and depth of field in this photograph. With regards to the common name, the Peterson Field guide calls this Buck's Plume Moth. However, they appear to have misspelled the Latin name which is buscki not bucksi. It looks like they are basing the common name on the misspelled bucski so their common name may be incorrect and I can't find any other common names for this moth. Either way a great photograph. Ian

SharonW446
SharonW446 8 years ago

Thanks, Mayra :)

jgorneau, I think you may have hit the right genus!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Perhaps something in the genus Geina.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Fantastic!!!

SharonW446
Spotted by
SharonW446

Springfield, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2008
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012

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