Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 909111

Common Emerald
Hemithea aestivaria

Observation date: July 06, 2013
Submitted by: erinr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: ive never seen a moth like this in Whatcom Co. it just stayed in that spot very still. other moths-the typical tan kind were dive bombing me. i began swating them away and tbe blue-ish green one just stayed in the same spot unbothered. i really would like to know what kind of moth it is. very pretty! no markings. just one solid color. it was a warm dry night.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: July 12, 2013
Coordinator notes: We would also be interested in any other moths you can photograph at your place. Thanks for the record.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Whatcom County