Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 936294

Edwards' Glassywing
Hemihyalea edwardsii

Observation date: October 01, 2013
Submitted by: Jan Sarah
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have never seen a moth like this, with these rich reds and pinks. I thought it was interesting that this moth has a tick on its back near the antennae. I hope someone can identify this fine creature.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: October 03, 2013
Coordinator notes: Yours is a very fresh individual. Most of the scales wear off rapidly after emergence giving it the common name Edward's Glassywing. This species can be quite common in the fall (this is their flight season) so you may very well see more if you look out for them at lights. I just saw my first individual of the season, a male, at my blacklight this morning. Josiah Gilbert
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County