Pterophorus pentadactyla

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Pterophorus pentadactyla
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Muséum de Toulouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Pterophorus
P. pentadactyla
Binomial name
Pterophorus pentadactyla

Aciptilia pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pterophorus pentadactylus (lapsus)

Pterophorus pentadactyla (white plume moth) is a moth of the family Pterophoroidea. It is found in Europe.

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The wingspan is 24–35 mm, it is uniformly white, with the hind wing pair divided in three feathery plumes and the front pair in another two.[1] The moths fly from June to August.

The larvae feed on Convolvulus species.


  1. ^ Balmer, E (2009). Mariposas y Polillas (in spanish). Great Britain: Parrangon Books Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 978-1-4075-6768-6.

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