Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 938928

Melonworm Moth
Diaphania hyalinata

Observation date: November 01, 2013
Submitted by: Mossy Rock 59
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth was on the tire of my car. When I got close enough to photograph the moth, its "appendages on the tip of the abdomen appeared to be rotating (moving). Bright sunny day, temperature near 80 degrees F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 02, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Webb County, United States, Texas