Alucita montana “Montana Six-plumed Moth” Alucitidae

Missoula, MT
November 20, 2013
Robert Niese

This is a member of a rather large group of moths that fly using rackets, not paddles. The “plumes” of the plume moths are remarkably similar to feathers on a bird. Learn more about how these cool organisms are capable of flying here.

Happy National Moth Week!

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