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Morning Glory Plume Moth

Emmelina monodactyla


about 1 inch long and across, totally beige.


Found on wall in a house on our place, Albion Under the Trees, Temperate Westcoast Rainforest.


Pterophoridae will have to do for now for the scientific name until someone with more knowledge about Plume Moths can help me!

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Morning Glory Plume Moth
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Thanks for the ID Joshua! and the reference link.

Thanks for the info Bug Chicks! I was really surprised to find it on the wall of the house, but now I will be looking for them all summer long.

TheBugChicks 7 years ago

Plume moths are really cool! About 150 species in NA. The larvae are very interesting looking too. Really fuzzy. Love the family name, Pterophoridae. It's easy to remember T-shaped moths with the silent P and 'ptero' meaning "wing"

JeanSawatzky 7 years ago

What a strange creature to be living right here in Maple Ridge!

Thanks, Jemma. This is a lifer for me! But it doesn't look very easy to find the species name here. Not like birding where you are pretty sure to get the right ID every time unless you are dealing with empids outside of the breeding season:)

Thanks, ChiefRedEarth!
I will try and get a bit more detail on Bug Guide!

This looks very similar to my spotting:

Plume moth

Spotted by

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Aug 8, 2013
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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