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Plume Moth; Polilla Pluma

Stangeia cf. siceliota


Plume moth of the Pterophoridae family. The forewings are divided in two feathery bands, the hindwings in three. While resting they maintain the wings in a rectangular angle forming a T. There are many similar species and microscopical comparison of genitalia are needed to distinguish them. Wingspan13-41 mm. Night flying and attracted by light.


Pine trees and Brumbles


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 6, 2014
Submitted on Nov 11, 2014

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