Common Plume

Emmelina monodactyla – An odd-looking moth which often rests with its wings rolled tightly up. It is quite a weak flier, and will only travel a short distance before settling down again.

Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 8th July 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


12 thoughts on “Common Plume

    • They do float like lint, and that is a good way of describing their slow and weak flight. I do indeed find these one of the harder of the lepidoptera to photograph. Their small size and odd shape do make it a challenge.

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  1. How extraordinary. I’ve never heard of a moth (or butterfly) rolling its wings up and it makes for a very unusual photo.

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