Local Plume and Many-Plumed Moths…

Ptero 8Ptero 3 Ptero 5Ptero 4 Ptero 6Ptero 1Ptero 9Ptero 10 These images introduce a few of our local Plume and Many-Plumed Moths (Families Pterophoridae and Alucitidae). The eight moths shown here represent eight genera and eight different species, I think, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.  These are very difficult moths to identity to the species level! 

See if you can to identity a few of these moths by matching them with images found on pages 124-131 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.Moth Book Click on the link below to find other swell images of North American Plume Moths archived in the Moth Photographer’s Guide   http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=15.0&size=l&sort=h  

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