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Plume Moths

Plume Moths, a section of Microlepidoptera, in which each of the fore wings is usually cleft into two feathers and the hind wings into three; they belong to the family Plerophorida:. The English species, which is largest, and therefore best known, is the "White Plume Moth" (Pterophoruspentadactylus, Linn.); it is common in gardens. The insect known as the "Twenty Plume Moth" has each wing split into six feathers; but it does not belong to the Pterophoridcc, but to a distinct section of the Microlepidoptera.