Alucita hexadactyla

Twenty-plume Moth

Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla

If you click twice on the image you will see its feathery plumes in more detail.

If you wish to learn more about this extraordinary moth and other moths plese visit my ‘Back Garden Moths’ blog.


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.

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22 thoughts on “Alucita hexadactyla

    • Yes, it can fly, but they are weak and fly very slowly and usually not very far. I always generally find them around the honeysuckle at the bottom of my garden, and at night they are attracted to my shed light. Thankk you for your comment, Eliza πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Jude πŸ™‚ I have had these moths in my garden since I have lived here, for the honeysuckle was here before me. Yes, I got moths as an extra with my house πŸ˜‰ But I have always found them so odd and fascinating, and this is the first time I have had the technical equipment and know how to photograph them this way.

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