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Plume Moth


I put other because I have no idea what it is. And I've forgotten what classifies as an Arthropod. I know they have exoskeletons but this doesn't look like it has an exoskeleton. :-D


My living-room wall.


Been there for like,... a week. Maybe?

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JanineLingTurner 9 years ago

haha, thats a brilliant name! I must apologise though as the link i posted before is a dud so here is the original and thanks!!

MattAdams8128 9 years ago

Sorry JanineLingTurner for rplying so late. Haven't checked email for days. Stupid. DOH! Yeh sure. Will do. Nice avatar btw. Just like my cat Officer Dibble. Yeh I know it a silly name. It from Top Cat. :-D

JanineLingTurner 9 years ago

would you please consider adding this spotting to The U.K Arthropod Survey as it would be a very interesting contribution. Thanks!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-) Arthropods include insects, spiders, crustaceans, millipedes, centipedes, scorpians, etc.

Ioannis 9 years ago

Yes, a plume moth.
Most probably it's an Emmelina. There are two species very similar Emmelina monodactyla and Emmelina argoteles. Very difficult to distinguish. Argoteles is a little smaller and more brownish and seems to like water.
Another candidate could be Stenoptilia but I don't think so.
Do you have veronica flowers (preferred by Stenoptilia) or bindweed (preferred by Emmelina) in the surroundings?
Look here:
the various Emmelina and Stenoptilia.

AshleyT 9 years ago

This is a plume moth. They are extremely hard to ID, but should be in the arthropods category since it is a moth.

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 18, 2013

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