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Confusing Petrophila

Petrophila confusalis


Wingspan approximately 1 cm in length.


Found collecting pollen.

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Confusing Petrophila
Petrophila confusalis Moth Photographers Group – Petrophila confusalis – 4780

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Missed this one Tristan, Really lovely. the cocoons of this moth are built under water and the larvae feed on algae on rocks. There is some interesting reading available about the moth cocoons being attacked by a wasp where the wasp lays her eggs inside the cocoon and fills the cocoon with air (presumably) so the wasp larva does not drown !

Great capture Triston,beautiful and amazing beahvour,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats Triston!!Nice spottings!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats. This moth deserves it.

Congratulations Tristan for this wonderful spotting and on SOTD. :))

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Congratulations! Unbelievable life cycle.

KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Tristan, your fascinating spotting is our Moth of the Month!


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Tristan, congratulations! Your moth is featured as Project Noah's Moth of the Month for September in the National Moth Week blog!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Extraordinary moths. What a life cycle. Thanks for sharing this.

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 6 years ago

Thank you Jacob.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

Tristan Pragnell
Spotted by
Tristan Pragnell

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014

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