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Morning-glory Plume Moth

Emmelina monodactyla


The T-Moth or Morning-glory Plume Moth (Emmelina monodactyla) is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is found in Europe, Japan, central Asia, North Africa and North America. The wingspan is 18-27 mm. The moths fly nearly year-round. The larvae mainly feed on Convolvulaceae species, including Calystegia sepium, Calystegia spithamaea, Calystegia sodanella, Cynara cardunculus, Convolvulus arvensis, Convolvulus cantabrica, Convolvulus floridus, Convolvulus prostrates, Convolvulus tricolor, Ipomoea batatas, Ipomoea eriocarpa and Ipomoea purpurea, and also Atriplex (including Atriplex patula) and Chenopodium (including Chenopodium album) from the Amaranthaceae family and Datura stramonium and Hyoscyamus niger from the Solanaceae family. Wikipedia


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Spotted on Jun 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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