What a surprise last night! This moth came to the porch light.
I nearly missed it altogether. It was so white, it virtually disappeared into its surroundings. The photo is not particularly good because it was shot white on white and also the moth was a bit fidgety.
I think it's a Plume Moth but exactly which one of the order Pterophoridae it is remains unknown.
It measured about 2.4cm wingtip to wingtip.
UPDATE: A bit of research has been undertaken and it's possible this Plume Moth is Wheeleria spilodactylus which was introduced from Europe to control the weed Horehound.
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Not sure about this one. It might be Hednota sp. It was about 1.5cm in resting position.
Crambidae : Crambinae
I'm off to check moth No. 3.
Wingtip to wingtip, it measured around 2cm.
Another Geometrid perhaps.
UPDATE: It's possible this moth is a variation of Scopula perlata.
Geometridae : Sterrhinae
So far this season, I have photographed two similar yet different forms of the moth pictured above. I will put them all together on their own page shortly.
1 year ago