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Spotting

Description:

A tiny organism, probably no more than 1" long. Long, slender wings and body. Body is white with brown overlaid. Antenna are brown and white. Organism has two slender appendages beside the body which sport a "barb-wire" type of spikes. A smaller version of these appendages is beside the body under the wings. Feathery tufts also are on these appendages. When folded up and hanging from vegetation, this small creature appears to be more of a broken twig than a living being.

Habitat:

Spotted in my backyard garden on the False Spirea and Butterfly Bush.

Notes:

Fascinating little creature! There are several of these in the garden and all are very busy with the flowers.

4 Comments

dhobern
dhobern 11 years ago

Either Geina buscki or Geina tenuidactyla, but it's probably not possible to tell without a specimen

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 11 years ago

Definitely a plume moth! Great shot!

Aarongunnar
Aarongunnar 11 years ago

It's a plume moth, probably in the genus Geina, but I'm no expert

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Fascinating!!!

ElaineWebb
Spotted by
ElaineWebb

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2013
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013

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