Subject: Yellow moth with clear spots on wings
Location: Arlington, Virginia
February 23, 2016 11:30 am
I found this moth last summer in Virginia. Very small, about a 1.5-2 inch wingspan. Spots on wings are transparent. Love your site. Thanks.
We did a quick search and did not turn up an identity, but we feel confident that one of our readers may have better luck before we can return to this research.
Thanks for checking. I have been looking at pictures of moths for the past year and I still can’t figure it out. Oh well!
Update: The Beggar
Thanks to a comment from Ben, we didn’t have to research the identity of this lovely moth any longer. It is The Beggar, Eubaphe mendica, and according to BugGuide: “This is not a typical geometer in appearance, at least.” That might explain the difficulty we had on our first attempt at identification and why this has troubled Dan for a year.
Thank you so much Ben and WTB 🙂 I can now sleep at night.
We surmise that will be some relief after a year of deprivation.