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Impaled moth?

Yesterday, I noticed a small micromoth flapping its wings vigorously on a spear thistle (veitistel) in the garden. It had somehow got caught on one of the spears as you can see in the video and pictures that follow. It’s probably the ground moss grey / barkmosemott (Eudonia truncicolella). Luckily for it,it shares its habitat with a compassionate and observant individual of Homo sapiens and was soon winging its way to its next destination! The larvae of this species feed on mosses!