Monday, 21 April 2014

Plume Moth

This whispy little moth is a plume moth - mostly likely a common or brown plume moth.
They can often be found hanging upside down on the underside of leaves and apparently live on bindweed (morning glory). This one was scrambling around our grape hyacinths but we do have morning glory growing along the hedgerow.
There are over 30 kinds of plume moth in the UK. I spotted this one a few years ago - a white plume moth. I've flipped the picture because the moth is barely recognisable when you view it up the right way!
 

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