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White Plume Moth

A white plume moth, Pterophorus pentadactyla (family Pterophoridae, order Lepidoptera).  With their mis-shapen wings and large spikes on their legs, plume moths seem like they ought to be from another world.  I came across this specimen while turning leaves, chasing a bug I wanted to photograph.  See here for another species of plume moth that I came across a couple of weeks ago.

Photo taken in Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-07-03.

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