Micro Plume Moth
Emmelina monodactyla
Pterophoridae
Hodges 6234


October 2, 2010


Photo Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
October 2010

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 391. The wings are grayish to pinkish-brown, flecked with dark brown. The heaviest brown spot is at the point of the forewing split; other vague brown spots are on the outer and each branch formed by the split. All the branches of the hindwing are linear with broad fringe on the anal branch. The wingspan is small to about 1/2 inch. The caterpillar host plants are joe-pye weed and lamb's quarters.

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