Subject: Odd bodied filing insect
Location: Upstate New York
November 19, 2016 9:29 am
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?
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.