Plume Moths

The current weather continues to frustrate moth trapping, but two species of  Plume Moths have appeared in our Fairlight garden during the day. They are ones I find annually, Common Plume and the nicely marked Beautiful Plume, both common species. There are no less than 44 species of these moths recorded from Britain and Ireland, fortunately an authoritative book on the group has just been published, which should make identifying them a lot easier.

These plumes seemed fairly indifferent to cold, and became immediately active after a long spell in the fridge  intended to quieten them down for photography, which is why both of these are in tubes.

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