Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Jason writes: 'do you know what this insect is? Its been in my room the last two nights.'

I actually do know for a change. It is one of my favourite British lepidoptera, but let's see if you guys out in Bloggoland can match my knowledge?


Christian said...

Pterophorus pentadactylus, white plume moth.

Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

This is a white plume moth, see also http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=146 for more info. Shame on you, Jon, for giving the game away by mentioning lepidpotera in the description; you could have been much more vague yet completely accurate and called it a uniramian, or a derived lobopod even...