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Twenty-plume moth Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758

Alucita hexadactyla Alucita hexadactyla
  • Family: Alucitidae (BF: 1288)
  • Cambridge (garden) 24 May 2001 & 7 Jul 2001
  • Wingspan: 15mm Length (head + body): 7mm
  • Actually 24 plumes, 6 to each normal wing as well seen by transmitted light
  • Appears early in the evening or any time on cloudy days, quite numerous at this time of year.


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