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White Plume Moth

Pterophorus pentadactyla

Description:

Probably the most distinctive of the 'Plume' moths, and one of the largest. Its wings are deeply divided into several 'fingers', each of which is finely feathered, or plumed. Quite common over much of Britain, inhabiting dry grassland, waste ground and gardens. The adults fly from dusk onwards in June and July, and sometimes have a second generation in September. The caterpillars overwinter and feed on bindweed

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26 Comments (1–25)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful! It almost looks like a bird!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

you're welcom

Palaimon
Palaimon 8 years ago

@AliHp Thank you!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

wow! very nice...:-)

Palaimon
Palaimon 8 years ago

Thank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I´m so happy about this!!!!!
I feel really famous now ;-)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Congratulations!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Palaimon, this fascinating little moth is being featured in the Project Noah blog today!
http://blog.projectnoah.org/

Palaimon
Palaimon 8 years ago

Thanks for your comments!!

AmyMcCarter
AmyMcCarter 8 years ago

WOW!! pretty moth!!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 8 years ago

Gorgeous specimen!!! :-D

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Oh, nice! Thanks to you! Merci viu mau!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Add to the mission European butterflies and moths.
Thanks for the information bayucca

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks god its really small :-)

caldasrafa
caldasrafa 9 years ago

wow!!! it seem a pich back fiml monster!!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Add to a mission

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

very nice, impresive!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

thanks for your comments!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

cool! great shots

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Oh so lovely!

Degudame
Degudame 9 years ago

Looks nice

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks for your comments!

windmustache
windmustache 9 years ago

Wow.. great shape!

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

love those pleated wings

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Looks like feathers. Beautiful!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great insect and spotting...

Palaimon
Spotted by
Palaimon

Cerentino, Ticino, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 25, 2009
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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