Agdistis tamaricis

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Agdistis tamaricis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Agdistis
Species: A. tamaricis
Binomial name
Agdistis tamaricis
(Zeller, 1847)
  • Adactyla tamaricis Zeller, 1847
  • Agdistis bagdadiensis Amsel, 1949

The tamarisk plume (Agdistis tamaricis) is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. In the Palearctic ecozone, it is found on the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean region. In the north it ranges to southern Germany and Strasbourg in France. It was discovered on Jersey (Great Britain) in August 2006.[1] In the east the range extends through the Balkan Peninsula to Anatolia, Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. In the south it is found in Israel, North Africa and Arabia. In the Oriental region it is found in India, China and Taiwan and in the Afrotropical region in Liberia, South Africa and Mauretania.

The wingspan is 18–27 millimetres (0.71–1.06 in).[2] Adults are on wing from March to October in multiple generations.

The larvae feed on Tamarix gallica, Tamarix smyrnensis and Myricaria germanica.


  1. ^ Chris Manley (2015). British Moths: A Photographic Guide to the Moths of Britain and Ireland (2nd ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 978-14729-0770-7.
  2. ^ UKmoths Retrieved November 24, 2017.

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