Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1070031

Melonworm Moth
Diaphania hyalinata

Observation date: October 22, 2015
Date notes: Pumpkins have been in our house since 10/12/15. A small grouping of 5 pumpkins was placed on our bookshelf. Today, a mess was noticed on the bookshelf. The nearest pumpkin was turned over to discover it.
Submitted by: thekneers
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was found munching upon this small pumpkin, inside our house, on our bookshelf. The bookshelf receives little direct sunlight.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BarbSendelbach
Verified date: January 11, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Ohio, Butler County