White Plume Moth

Pterophorus pentadactyla – A very unusual and most distinctive white feathery-winged moth and one of the largest of the plume moths.

White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)

White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38
Date taken: 4th July 2011
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


25 thoughts on “White Plume Moth

    1. Thank yo,u David 🙂 I was quite taken by this moth when I first saw it, for I did not know what it was at first. Nature still has a way of delightfully surprising me 🙂

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    1. These are very unusual when we consider our conception of what a moth is. These Plume moths are generally very weak and slow flyers compared to other moths.

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      1. Yes, these are unusual. Does not really make you think of a moth when you see it.

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