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Gillmeria pallidactyla Gillmeria pallidactyla attracted to an incandescent porch light. The larvae feed on Yarrow (Achillea). Geotagged,Gillmeria pallidactyla,Pterophoridae,Summer,United States,Yarrow Plume Moth,insect,lepidoptera,moth,plume moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Gillmeria pallidactyla

Gillmeria pallidactyla attracted to an incandescent porch light. The larvae feed on Yarrow (Achillea).

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  1. Nice, I love plume moths, delightfully weird creatures. Posted one month ago
    1. Very weird! I never gave them much notice until about 3 years ago when I started photographing them. Now I'm encouraging their host pants around here to make sure there are plenty of them. Posted one month ago

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''Gillmeria pallidactyla'' is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It has a Holarctic distribution and is widespread throughout North America and Eurasia.

The wingspan is 23–27 millimetres . Adults are on wing from June to July in Europe and from June to August in northern North America. They hide amongst low foliage during the day. They become active from dusk onwards.

The larvae mainly feed on ''Achillea'' species , but might also feed on ''Tanacetum'' .

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded May 2, 2019. Captured Jun 29, 2018 23:04 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 28mm