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Plume moths -
The family includes two relatively common plume moths which are difficult to separate.
Amblyptilia punctidactyla and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Brindled Plume -
Beautiful Plume -
The most obvious difference between the two is colour
Background colour is greyish brown or even greenish brown
Background colour is reddish brown
If the colour is not sufficiently distinct then it is necessary to look at the scale tufts on the hindwing. There are two of these on each wing and these are visible on the trailing edge even when the forewing covers the hindwing. The largest of these stands out farther from the wing in A.punctidactyla.
Scale tuft stands well out from the wing
Scale tuft stands out less