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Plume moth - probably Emmelina monodactyla

Observed: 7th April 2010 By: YvonneBYvonneB’s reputation in InvertebratesYvonneB’s reputation in InvertebratesYvonneB’s reputation in Invertebrates

Plume moth

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Emmelina monodactyla interacts


DavidHowdon's picture


Did you dissect it to eliminate the other Emmelina species in the UK? Although it is almost certainly E monodactyla.

David Howdon

YvonneB's picture

Hi David No i didn't dissect

Hi David

No i didn't dissect it to eliminate Emmelina argoteles (is that the only other Emmelina that occurs in the UK?). I was making an assumption based on E. monodactyla being a common species and on location of capture (a suburban Essex garden).

I rated this as "I'm as sure as i can be" and as you say it is almost certainly E. monodactyla. Perhaps to be absolutely correct i should re-title the sighting as "probable Emmelina monodactyla"


Martin Harvey's picture


See also discussion about the two species of Emmelina here:

Entomologist and biological recorder