White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla
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Pterophoridae » Pterophorinae
Probably the most distinctive of the 'Plume' moths, and one of the largest. Its wings are deeply divided into several 'fingers', each of which is finely feathered, or plumed.
The adults fly from dusk onwards in June and July, and sometimes have a second generation in September. Flies at dusk and through the night, often appearing at lighted windows at dusk. The only completely all-white plume moth. Larva feeds on Bindweed.
Common in woodland, marshes, river-banks and heathland throughout the British Isles.