Subject: Feathered Fly
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
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).”