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Plume Moth

Geina (periscelidactylus?)


Brown and white plume moth. Not sure of species -- sorry about pic quality, I think it's worth posting even with the slight blur. I know that these are notoriously difficult to ID down to the species, so I'm leaving my species parenthesized with a question mark. The genus is definitely correct.


Drainage ditch near the Don Valley.

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TKBotting 11 years ago

Thanks Carol, I agree - periscelidactylus is most likely, but couldn't say for sure. I will update ID with a '?' after the species.

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Might be a Grape Plume Moth (Geina periscelidactylus) or a Buck's Plume Moth (Geina bucksi) or the larger Rose Plume Moth (Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla). My guess is the first one. Only a guess. Very difficult to ID.

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Plume moths are so cool! They look like airplanes.

TKBotting 11 years ago

Thanks J, as per usual, you are on the money!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Perhaps genus Geina.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 1, 2009
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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