Subject: 1x moth and 1x bug V
Location: Manchester UK
July 27, 2013 2:34 am
Hi, I found the moth in my kitchen. I havent seen one with the ribbing?? in its wings before, could you identify it. (sorry about poor picture).
the bug I find at my place of work, particularly in the summer. I think that is some kind of wood borer.
Signature: Mike Bickley
We quickly identified your Many Plumed Moth, Alucita hexadactyla, thanks to Norfolk Moths which states: “The only British member of its family [Alucitidae]. Can occur any time between late winter and late autumn. Often found hibernating. Gardens and woodland where foodplant (Honeysuckle) found. Each wing is separated into 6 ‘plumes’, making the English name for this unusual little moth rather inaccurate!”
Thanks Daniel, really appreciate the ident. I have a lot of honeysuckle growing in my garden…….