Definition of plume moth in English:

plume moth


  • A small, slender long-legged moth with narrow wings divided into feathery plumes. At rest the wings are rolled and held out sideways, giving the moth the shape of a letter T.

    Family Pterophoridae: several genera

    • ‘Plume moths have wings consisting of five or more parts each.’
    • ‘Geranium plume moths and snapdragon plume moths appear to be most active in California although they have been found in southeastern greenhouses that have received cuttings from California.’