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. 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
Hi, I think I found either a Pterophoridae Plume moth or Brown Sulawesi Plume Moth, here in Melbourne Australia. I took some photos and I am trying to find more information just for curiosity. How can I check what is the name of the “moth” I found here? Thanks.
Bet bet is to post your image to the Facebook Group entitled Mothing and Moth-watching, which is an international group with 15,000 members. Best wishes! –carl
I joined the group and I found one similar named: Belfrage’s Plume Moth; pselnophorus belfragei
Thank you for your help. If you want to see it, here is a link to the 6 images I took.