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Found in the daytime in my Sister's Garden Newport Beach, CA
You are welcome Gilma...that tail really fascinated me. I am just as glad as you to have found its name. Your spotting is GREAT!!! And good luck for more spottings.
Thank you, LuisStevens.
Amazing looking moth!
I really thought This was going to be one of my Moth without an ID, as many I have in my spottings. It means so much to me to get the ID's. Thank you Thank you Thank you. SukanyaDatta.
Thank you so much, SukanyaDatta...That is it..... Unmistakably tail.Erythrina twigborerTerastia meticulosalis
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...They do not have either a photo or show this one on the map. Might want to submit to them
This is what Wikipedia says:Terastia meticulosalis, the erythrina twigborer or erythrina borer, is a moth of the Crambidae family. It has a wide distribution. In North Americhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terastia_m...
Thank you KarenSaxton, Yes, it is close to Mexico and if it wonder to California, perhaps I am looking at the wrong sites.I went on any Site I could find for California, there are hundreds of Moth but not this one. I figure it would be easy to find because of that beautiful tail.
Sphinx, definitely. Pretty sure I've seen a blind and that isn't it. Wonder if it wandered up from Mexico?
ThomasCaelifera, The moth was not in the link but it looks to me that it is a Sphinx.I found 5 that where somewhat similar, Metopluera potosi, Walnut, Blinded, Modest, and Abbott Sphinx.
Thank you so much, ThomasCaelifera. I will definitely will check the Link.
I think it's a sphinx of some sort. You might be able to find something here: (http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/Sphinx/...)
Thank you so much, LaurenZarate, first Moth I witness in North America, and I lived here for 40 years.... : o
Very neat moth!
Not yet, Gilma...
Thank you so much, tmvdh.The Moth was an inch long, unfortunately I did not have my Macro lens.Any ideas as to an ID?
Lat: 33.63, Long: -117.93
Spotted on Jul 18, 2016 Submitted on Jul 27, 2016
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