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a plume moth

Observed: 5th December 2009 By: Topsi
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brownish coloured plume moth in the family Pterophoridae

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Amblyptilia acanthadactyla interacts


Stumpy's picture

Yes i agree looks different

Yes i agree looks different colour than the on i posted but looks the same .I found out that the sexual organs only lock in certain ways so only same spices can mate.
Well i thought it was interesting .

I'm a student so be gentle.

Martin Harvey's picture


It can be quite tricky to tell apart the two UK species of Amblyptilia, especially from photos, as it relies on relatively subtle differences in colour and texture. However, I'd agree that this looks like A. acanthadactyla.

UKmoths has a useful comparison photo:

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