Photo of the Week

Morning-glory Plume Moth
Morning-glory Plume Moth
Emmelina monodactyla, Pterophoridae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
October 4, 2013

Given the recent rainy weather, I had been planning to raid the archives for this weeks photo, but I was saved on Friday when my photo of the week fluttered almost literally into my lap. I was working in the greenhouse when I spotted this beautiful plume moth flutter by and land on one of the greenhouse lights. It was kind enough to stay put long enough for me to walk back to the annex to grab a vial to collect it. The larva of this moth feed on members of the Convolvulaceae like Hedge Bindweed, which I have seen growing just south of the greenhouses. I have a few more shots of the moth up on Flickr.

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