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Very pretty bug
Hi,
I love your site. I wish I had some better shots but the bug was very active. Its one I have never seen, 3/8s of an inch long about and his colors were irridescent. The underside of his wings was orange. I am thinking some sort of moth. Do you know what he is? Thanks,
Lori McNamara

Hi Lori,
After spending some time trying to unsuccessfully identify your moth, we realized we must have imagined you said you were from Florida. Now we are not sure what country you reside in and are clueless as to the identify of your lovely iridescent moth.

Hi,
I am from Florida, born here in fact. I am an artist. Since the hurricanes a few years ago I am seeing many unusual plants that I have never seen here before as well. He may have blown in from somewhere. Do I get to name him if he is “new?” Lori McNamara

Hi Lori,
We are still hoping someone can identify this critter, but your hurricane theory is very possible. You might try contacting the moth photographers group and posting your image. If you ever get an answer, please let us know. Naming new species is not our area of expertise.

I posted at the site below and got an answer very fast, a bit over an hour: Hemerophila diva (on BugGuide).
Lori McNamara

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2 Responses to Mystery Iridescent Moth: Hemerophila diva

  1. Gryphon says:

    Yup, that’s a diva moth. Aren’t they wonderful?

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