A Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla

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Wingspan 18-27 mm.

Image (C) CV Duke 2006

One of the commonest Plume Moths in Britain seen early in the year

The Order Pterophoridae, has cleft wings this is difficult to observe , as the moth often rests with the wings rolled up tightly. Wing colour is usually pale brownish, but may be darker. It has a pair of spurs on the hind legs and has one spur longer than the other. The abdomen has a pale buff dorsal longitudinal band with brown streaks along the midline