Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Four new plume moth species identified in The Bahamas

Hellinsia lucayana is one of four new plume moth species discovered living in the Bahamas. Photo by Deborah Matthews/Florida Museum

By Brooks Hays

June 7 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified four new species of plume moths in the Bahamas. Plume moths are a family of small moths with uniquely modified wings.

Plume moths are named for the fringelike scales that adorn their wings. When extended, the outline of the mosquito-sized moths resembles a tiny star.  Read more >>