Emmelina monodactyla, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Emmelina monodactyla, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Emmelina monodactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)


Emmelina monodactyla is a moth of the family Pterophoridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Emmelina monodactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Alucita monodactyla Linnaeus, 1758)

Phalaena bidactyla (Hochenwarth, 1785)

Emmelina albodactyla (Fabricius, 1794)

Pterophorus cineridactylus (Fitch, 1854)

Pterophorus naevosidactylus (Fitch, 1854)

Pterophorus impersonalis (Walker, 1864)

Pterophorus pergracilidactylus (Packard, 1873)

Pterophorus barberi (Dyar, 1903)

Pterophorus pictipennis (Grinnell, 1908)

Common name

Common Plume, T-Moth, Morning-glory Plume Moth


Superfamily: Pterophoroidea > Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Emmelina


18-27 mm


Sunny mixed forests, fields, and gardens.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Convolvulaceae (Convolvulus arvensis, Convolvulus althaeoides, Calystegia sepium) and feeds on flowers and leaves.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepidoptera Mundi

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe