Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1016467

Melonworm Moth
Diaphania hyalinata

Observation date: September 19, 2014
Submitted by: mothshit
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was inside my house near the ceiling. It was clearly outlined in black, and had what looked like a tail. When it relocated itself, it would "wag" its tail back and forth. I looked at everything I could find, but nothing like this.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 21, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Mathews County