Subject: Moth identification
Location: Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africe
March 6, 2015 12:49 am
Hello, I found this moth? in the swimming pool and happily it was still alive. I have never seen anything like it before. I put it in a glass in order to be able to photograph the underneath as well as the wing. It is about 12mm in length. I hope that you can help with identifying it.
Signature: Kathy Stubbs
Though it is not a true moth, this Planthopper in the family Eurybrachyidae is commonly called a Moth Bug in South Africa. We identified it as Paropioxys jucundus on iSpot.
Thank you so much for the identification and your quick response in doing so.
The diversity and design of insects is amazing. Thank you for your website which enables us to put a name to what we find in our gardens.