Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Another Plume Moth

Dingy White Plume, Merrifeldia baliodactylus.  Pterophorid.  Orpington Field Club trip to High Elms Country Park, 21 July 2012.
Dingy White Plume, Merrifeldia baliodactylus.  High Elms Country Park, 21 July 2012.
This is another plume moth from High Elms.  Its wings look even more feathery than those of the Brown Plume I posted last time.  This one was photographed in the wild, where I was able to get a good shot without needing to capture it.

It is a buff colour, but you might think that it doesn't look very dingy; but its name is a comparison with the White Plume, which is much brighter.

1 comment:

  1. These also have striking patterns on their bodies.