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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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Subject:  What the?
Geographic location of the bug:  LA
Date: 09/18/2017
Time: 11:21 AM EDT
My friend posted this on Facebook trying to figure out what this is
How you want your letter signed:  My friend posted this on Facebook trying to figure out what this is

Plume Moth

This is one of the most beautiful images we have seen of a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae. 

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Subject: Feathered Fly
Location: Minnesota
July 9, 2017 12:16 pm
This little guy is sitting on my patio door here in Minnesota. He doesn’t move. I have not seen a bug like this before or at least one with its wings open like this. I’m curious to know what it is.
Signature: Becky O

Plume Moth

Dear Becky O,
This is not a feathered fly.  It is a Plume Moth, a member of the family Pterophoridae, and upon glancing through BugGuide, we believe we may have identified the species as
Geina sheppardi.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on wild grape (Vitis).”

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Subject: Creepy stick insect
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
April 2, 2017 12:41 am
Hi!
I live in Antwerp and yesterday when I started to work there was a weird looking insect on the window. I’ve never seen it before. Can you identify it?
Signature: Linda

Plume Moth

Dear Linda,
This is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae.  People frequently write to us trying to get a “T Bug” identified.

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Subject: Odd bodied filing insect
Location: Upstate New York
November 19, 2016 9:29 am
Hi,
I was out walking the dogs this morning, and on my way back in the front door I seen this little guy on the window. Being the curious person I am, I started surfing the Web trying to find an identifier that included this. We recently moved to upstate new York and have had some run ins with odd insects, can you help figure this one out for us?
Signature: Kricket

Possibly Morning Glory Plume Moth

Possibly Morning Glory Plume Moth

Dear Kricket,
This is a Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae.  As you can see on BugGuide, there are “147 species in 26 genera in North America.”  It might be the Morning Glory Plume Moth,
Emmelina monodactyla, based on this BugGuide page.  Our readers frequently refer to Plume Moths as T-Bugs.

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