Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
Back To Linnaeus, 1758
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Wing is separated into 6 'plumes'. Unlike a typical moth, which has two pairs of scaly wings, Alucita has about twenty thin feathery plumes. Wings have bold zigzag pattern in white, black and brown, which together with the shiny backward-pointing hairs on each plume Combination of size and plumed fore- and hindwings, with each divided into six plumes, is unique.
Larva feeds on buds and leaves of Honeysuckle (Lonicera)and Perfoliate Honeysuckle., and the moth is nocturnal and attracted to light nd can be found in the adult stage at almost any time of year.
Common in gardens and open woodland