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Plume Moth

Observed: 21st July 2013 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in Invertebrates
Plume Moth (1)
Plume Moth (2)
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla) interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Almost certainly

E monodactyla but I don't think E argoteles can be absolutely ruled out based only on the photographs.

Devonian's picture

Yes, I see now that a closer

Yes, I see now that a closer examination is needed to differentiate the two species.

Appreciate the comment.

DavidHowdon's picture

Features

Interestingly the relatively straight wings on this are apparently a feature of E. argoteles but not a reliable one (genitalia features seem to be be the key difference). Of course given the location E. monodactyla is overwhelmingly the more likely ID - indeed I think most people (and most county recorders) would happily accept an record of monodactyla for this.

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Informative comments

Always good to receive informative comments. Thanks again.