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Pegasus chalcoela moth

Chalcoela pegasalis

Description:

1 cm long moth

Habitat:

Semi rural


1 species ID suggestions

Pegasus Chalcoela
Chalcoela pegasalis Chalcoela pegasalis - BugGuide.Net

6 Comments

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 2 years ago

Cute...

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks to you both! This seems to be a rare little moth - only 6 on the bamona database & none from Tennessee!

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Definitely Chalcoela pegasalis! If you look at the other one, the gray part is just gray, no markings or pattern. I am happy that my first second was not completely out of the row...

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks for the ID Jacob!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

Correct, bayucca. Chalcoela sp., Chalcoela pegasalis:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/30632
Please confirm, as the Sooty-winged Chalcoela is very similar.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Pyraloidea?, Crambidae? Just a first second guess...

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.92, Long: -86.85

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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