Subject: What kind of moth is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Sylmar, California
Time: 10:15 PM EDT
What kind of moth is this? I really want to know. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed: Anywhere
This is not a moth. It is a Lined June Beetle in the genus Polyphylla, most likely the Ten Lined June Beetle, a common species found during the summer in Southern California. This is late in the season for a sighting. BugGuide does include September sightings in both Arizona and California, but there are no reported October sightings.