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Morning-glory plume moth

Emmelina monodactyla


Emmelina monodactyla is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. he moths are pale russet in colour, with a wingspan of 18–27 millimeters. The colouration is extremely variable, ranging from off-white with indistinct markings to a strong rust brown. The markings may vary considerably in size. The second and third abdominal segments are elongate. The caterpillars are greenish-yellow with a broad green band on the back, and a narrow broken yellow line running down the center. Some specimens may also have a wine-red marking on the back. The colour of the pupae may range from green to reddish brown, sometimes with black markings. It is a very common Greek moth species, and it was spotted resting on a wall, in Nea Demetrias, Volos city, Greece.

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Βόλος, Θεσσαλία - Στερεά Ελλάδα, Greece

Spotted on May 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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