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Subject: Strange looking moth.
Location: Long Beach, California
September 21, 2015 3:30 pm
I took this picture of a funny looking moth.
It’s about 1 inch long.
I have never seen anything like it before
Would be interesting to know what it is.
I took the picture late in the evening.
I live in Long Beach, CA
Signature: Stefan

Erythrina Borer

Erythrina Borer

Dear Stefan,
The first time we received an image of an Erythrina Borer,
Terastia meticulosalis, we were stumped until a reader supplied us with an identification.  According to BugGuide, it is a:  “Tropical species that ranges north to the US from Florida to California.”

Thank you very much, Daniel!!
Stefan

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Long Beach, California

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