Thursday 8 October 2020

Povolnya leucapennella

 I am posting this photograph of P. leucapennella mainly because it is the best picture of its distinguishing feature that I have taken, I should say it was easier as the moth was deceased!  

While you may be able to see the tufts through a hand lens it is another thing entirely taking a half decent photo of a live moth only 6mm in length.

There are other similar Gracillariidae but they do not have the tufts on segment 2 of the labial palps as shown.   Ina.

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