Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1232372

Melonworm Moth
Diaphania hyalinata

Observation date: September 09, 2019
Submitted by: Mpfischerz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not sure if this is a moth or a butterfly but it was on an outside wall at night under a light. I’ve never seen anything like it with translucent wings and the orange glittery part at the end of the abdomen.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: September 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States