Irish moths

Twenty-plume Moth, Alucita hexadactyla

Family: Alucitidae

1288     *     Twenty-plume Moth     *     Alucita hexadactyla

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 14-16mm

Flying throughout the year, most frequent April-May, August-September

Food plant: Leaves and buds of Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010

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