Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1192142

Melonworm Moth
Diaphania hyalinata

Observation date: October 14, 2018
Submitted by: Just251
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on a squash plant growing beside compost. Was on bottom side of leaf. Temps been in lower 70s to mid 40s at night. The moth had a ball coming out of its butt that looked like a bunch of tentacles.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 17, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Cullman County, United States, Alabama