Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1201977

Pistachio Emerald
Hethemia pistasciaria

Observation date: March 14, 2019
Submitted by: Rose A. Payne
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Somewhat concerned about reddish brown mark on abdomen, but it's not like the double brown spots seen on Angle-winged Emerald, so possible wear. There are a couple of images at BugGuide that show reddish/brown on abdomens also. The heavy copper fringe seems diagnostic for male Pistachio Emerald.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: April 07, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Bibb County