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Glassy-winged Snout Moth

Glyphodes onychinalis

Description:

Small, brown and white moth with translucent spots on the wings that look like glass.

Habitat:

Underside of a Cape Honeysuckle leaf in the backyard. These moths were first discovered in California in 2000. They're from "Afro-Asian Region (India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand)" - BugGuide

Notes:

Hodges 5199.1 "Based on molecular data a new genus may be required for this species and its closest relatives." - BugGuide

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Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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