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Subject:  Mayfly-ish bug with club-like wings
Geographic location of the bug:  Los Angeles
Date: 08/14/2019
Time: 10:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this little critter with something like halteres where Firestone should be, next to a pond in LA. Doesn’t appear to be exuviae. Any ideas?
Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Susan

Plume Moth we believe

Dear Susan,
This is not a Mayfly.  We believe it is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae, possibly
Dejongia californicus which is pictured on The Natural History of Orange County., or possibly Megalorhipida leucodactylus which is pictured on BugGuide.

That’s it! Cool!!
Thank you!!!
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Subject:  Strange Maybe-moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  Philadelphia, PA USA
Date: 12/24/2018
Time: 05:03 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I forgot I’d taken this photo – it was taken on September 13th or 14th. This insect was on a door.
How you want your letter signed:  curious citizen in Philly

Plume Moth

Dear Curious Citizen in Philly,
This is indeed a Moth.  More specifically it is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae.

 

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Subject:  A New bug ?
Geographic location of the bug:  France
Date: 10/29/2018
Time: 04:32 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi
i round this bug in my house (burgondy) ans i never Saw this insect before.
Can u help
How you want your letter signed:  I don’t know

Plume Moth from France

This is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae.

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Subject:  What is this moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Colorado Mountains
Date: 08/30/2018
Time: 12:13 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I have these in my house and need to know what they are. They are pretty small.
How you want your letter signed:  Toni

Many Plumed Moth

Dear Toni,
This is a Many Plumed Moth in the family Alucitidae and according to BugGuide:  “wings consist of unusual and diagnostic feather-like plumes (rigid spines from which radiate flexible bristles), normally spread apart like a fan when the moth is at rest; there are six plumes per wing, for a total of twenty-four.”  You have no cause for concern because moths that are considered Household Pests do damage during the larval stages and according to BugGuide:  “larvae are borers in fruits, flowers, buds, or stems of host plant larvae feed on honeysuckle (
Lonicera spp.) and snowberry (Symphoricarpos spp.), both of which are in the family Caprifoliaceae.” 

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Subject:  Odd bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Washington State, USA
Date: 12/15/2017
Time: 08:07 PM EDT
Weird looking bug, body shaped like a T with the head just above the cross section. I believe 4 legs, which is odd for an insect like thing, two antennae I think, and two small extensions off the end of the main body. It’s about the area of a quarter and has been hanging out on my door frame for at least 24 hours. It’s December 15th, about 4:30pm when I took the photos.
How you want your letter signed:  Tim Davis

Plume Moth

Dear Tim,
This is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae, and based on this and other BugGuide images, we believe it is a Morning Glory Plume Moth.

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Subject:  White Insect
Geographic location of the bug:  The philippines
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 05:24 AM EDT
Hi, I found this bug of about 1.5cm in one of the clothes drying outside. I was just curious to what it is..It looks like a white  mosquito with wings straight outwards perpendicular to its body.
It is currently the rainy season in the philippines.
How you want your letter signed:  G.L.B

Plume Moth

Dear G.L.B.,
This is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae.

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