YvonneB's picture

Plume moth

Observed: 6th April 2010 By: YvonneBYvonneB’s reputation in InvertebratesYvonneB’s reputation in InvertebratesYvonneB’s reputation in Invertebrates

Two of these in the trap this morning, lovely to see

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Amblyptilia acanthadactyla interacts


Bill the Cat's picture

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Yes, it certainly looks like it.

I found one of these in my study - no open windows, centre of small town, mystery how it arrived - in October a year or two ago. Sadly it was dead. See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/25227

dshubble's picture

plume moth

I agree with the ID - also one of few such species that can be seen in April I think,


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I agree that this is A. acanthadactyla, the very similar A. punctidactyla is greyer, see a good comparison photo on UKmoths:

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