What’s this beauty?
Hello, WTB! My name is Emily, I’m 16, and I’ve just found your site. I’ve been wondering for awhile, what kind of bug is this? I can only assume it’s a kind of beetle, but I’m not sure. It’s sitting on some sedum flowers, just to give you an idea of the size, and it was kind of metallic. I’m hoping it’s a new species, but I’m not going to bet any money on it :). I took this picture around the same time that the honeybees were active because one stung me after I took this. Hope you can tell me it’s name!
This is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Atteva punctella. This tiny moth ranges from Southern New England to the Gulf States.