Friday, 15 January 2016

It`s best to stay indoors....

With cold sleet outdoors at present (early morning of 15th January), it was not surprising perhaps that this twenty-plume moth was inside my kitchen. The twenty-plume moth Alucita hexadactyla is quite a common and an easy-to-identify micro that feeds on honeysuckle; it regularly enters my rather cold house (an understatement!) where it overwinters. It is the only member of its family in Britain and gets its vernacular name from the divided wings, each being split into six plumes or `fingers`.
I`m looking forward to the spring, with its warmth - and moths!




2 comments:

  1. Excellent start to the mothing year, Ian - well done you.

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  2. Well done Ian, I've yet to find a moth.

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