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Geranium Plume Moth

Sphenarches anisodactylus


This is a plume moth that i found on the wall of my house. This moth is brownish in color, and it rest in a rigid T shape. It have a wings that split into two parts (feather-like plumes), 4 legs that forming a neat X beneath, and the last two legs were hidden. It length is about 10 mm, and the wingspan is about 15 mm.


- Spotted on the wall of my house. Usually, it can be found around the house (especially near the light sources).


- Plume moth is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. Thanks to Psyche (Dr. Seow) for the ID. -
Here is the guide for identification of this species - * Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Pterophoridae
* Genus: Sphenarches
* Species: S. anisodactylus

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1 Comment

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Nice one! Both fluffy and spiny at the same time.

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Spotted on Jan 30, 2014
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014

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