If you see a moth in an “airplane” or “T” perching posture, you can be certain it is a type of plume moth. Kristi got two nice shots that showcase those unusual wings. One with wings tightly rolled, and another revealing the feathery, fringed hind wings. Morning-glory Plume Moths, so-called for the caterpillars’ penchant for feeding on plants in the morning-glory family (additionally the tomato family), are a common and widespread species. They often come to lights and can be seen resting on the sides of buildings in the morning.   

Photos by: Kristi Dubois on 4/4/21 in Missoula, MT