Plume moths mimic dry grass

(11 August 2017) A little T-intersection shaped thing on the wall of my house. Wingspan 20mm max. It took a while after enlarging the photo to find an ID on the internet. This is a plume moth. Plume moths rest with the wings folded or rolled, held perpendicular to the slender body in the characteristic “T”-shaped position. The forewings consist of two curved spars, with plumes at the tips. The hindwings are similarly constructed, but have three spars. They resemble a piece of dried grass, and may pass unnoticed by potential predators even when resting in exposed situations in daylight.
This is a very small subject. As it was sitting on a wall, it was impossible to get the lens in a position to ‘look in its face’. But from this angle it is easier to see the T-shape of the moth. Macro lens 60mm. To get as much as possible of the insect in focus, the aperture needs to be small. In this case f/22. To accommodate that a longer shutter time was needed, but with a resting subject that is no problem: 1/4 sec.