Subject: Mystery moth? Haven’t seen much bugs in my city
Location: Riverside, tropical sub urban area
March 10, 2017 9:04 am
This is probably common to some, but where I live now, a forest turned into a housing village, bugs are a pretty rare sighting. This bug looks like a moth, with a pearly back outlined by a black band. It also has a paint brush like tail that keeps fluttering.
Signature: Anything, I guess, kind of new here, still learning about the this interesting site
This is a Moth in the genus Diaphania, and it might be the Melonworm Moth, Diaphania hyalinata, which is a species found in North America and that is pictured on BugGuide. There are other similar looking members from the genus pictured on BugGuide, and the world contains additional species. We don’t know where Riverside is located.