Location: Western NC
July 15, 2012 12:59 pm
Wondering what type of insect this is
Signature: P. Isaacs
Dear P. Isaacs,
We believe your insect is a Scarlet Winged Lichen Moth based on photos posted to BugGuide, but we would not discount the possibility that it might be the closely related Painted Lichen Moth, also profiled on BugGuide. The more we examine your photograph, the more we are favoring the latter.