possible plume moth?
Location: Tacoma, WA
December 12, 2010 3:36 pm
Based on the photo’s I’ve seen on your site, I’m guessing this is a plume moth? I was very happy to get such a close shot without it flying away!
I love your site and do visit frequently 🙂
Signature: T Drivas
Dear T Drivas,
After writing back and confirming that this is a Plume Moth, we decided to see if we were able to identify the species. We are relatively confident that it is an Artichoke Plume Moth, Platyptilia carduidactyla, or a closely related species based on images posted to BugGuide which states: “larvae feed on thistles and all parts of artichokes“.