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Strangest bug I have ever seen
Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:03 PM
This picture was taken by a friend of mine and posted on my birding forum. No one there seems to know what it is. After going nuts looking through thousands of bug pictures, I came upon your site. I hope you can help me ID it.
Connie
Oil City, PA United States

Plume Moth

Plume Moth

Hi Connie,
We are fascinated that this Plume Moth was posted on a birding forum, but thankfully, our readership has not given us any grief about posting our aquarium log on the What’s That Bug? site.  Plume Moths are in the family Pterophoroidea, and based on images posted to BugGuide, we believe this specimen is in the genus Geina, though we are uncomfortable giving an exact species identification as the members of the genus look quite similar.

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