Rose Plume Moth

Subject: Odd looking flying insect
Location: Ontario, Canada
June 30, 2016 7:10 pm
A friend of mine photographed this thing outside of her house today. What exactly is it?
Signature: Mike

Rose Plume Moth
Rose Plume Moth

Dear Mike,
We quickly identified your Plume Moth in the family Pterophoridae as a Rose Plume Moth,
Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla, thanks to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae feed on buds, flowers, and leaves of rose.”

2 thoughts on “Rose Plume Moth”

  1. I found one of these odd-looking moth-like bugs on my shower curtain today. I think it’s a rose plume moth. don’t know how to upload the picture.


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