Another plume affects travel

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Wednesday, 18 August 2010 16:19

I've been working from home today so my interactions with wildlife have been limited to what I have seen flying around indoors. This plume moth came through a window at some point this week as it landed on my microscope as I was looking at some beetles! I think this might be the one of the most attractive plumes, it's Amblyptilia acanthadactyla and is a common species that often turns up in houses. The larvae feed on a wide range of plants that could be substituted for things people grow in their gardens so it has chosen a winning tactic. With a wingspan of less than 20 mm, it's no giant, but it gives any macro-moth a run for it's money in terms of looks!

Even from the safety of my desk, wildlife manages to distract me from what I should be doing...I was very nearly late picking Jo up from the station due to taking pictures of this little T-shaped intruder!

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