Plume moth

one of a family (Pterophoridae) of slender-bodied micro moths with narrow wings, each usually divided into two, three, or four “plumes”. The type is the white Pterophorus pentadactylus
many-plumed moth, an unrelated species, Alucita hexadactyla


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