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Twenty-plume Moth

Alucita hexadactyla


Wings look like pleats. On the kitchen window

2 Species ID Suggestions

Twenty-plume Moth
Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plumed Moth
Alucitidae Many-plumed moth

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VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thank you for the comments Neil, Chief RedEarth & Keith, and Jakubko for the ident .. much appreciated

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Lovely! According to, Alucita hexadactyla is the only species of Alucitidae in the area.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

What an awesome moth. Looks like a Japanese fan, and the photo, Viv, is bordering on art! As a hack artist, it's riveting and inspirational. Well done on a great spotting and photo :-) Would love to know what sort of moth it is.

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Teignbridge District, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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