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Silvered Haimbachia - Haimbachia albescens Sorry for the bad photo, but this moth was awesome! Sadly, it was out of reach. Hopefully it will return to my light.<br />
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TL: ~15 mm. White FW that was peppered with dusky scales. Median line with a black dot at midpoint. Curved, double ST line. Hosts: unknown<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 LED light in a semi-rural area Geotagged,Haimbachia albescens,Silvered Haimbachia,Summer,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Silvered Haimbachia - Haimbachia albescens

Sorry for the bad photo, but this moth was awesome! Sadly, it was out of reach. Hopefully it will return to my light.

TL: ~15 mm. White FW that was peppered with dusky scales. Median line with a black dot at midpoint. Curved, double ST line. Hosts: unknown

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 LED light in a semi-rural area

    comments (4)

  1. SO cool! :) And oh my gosh, those "fly by" moths that don't want to stay drive me crazy! A HUGE moth landed on my sheet this morning--only to flutter away within 2 seconds >_< Posted 11 days ago
    1. Haha, yes! Why do they do that! They are teasing us! Posted 11 days ago
  2. Holy crap, I think I may have photographed this one this morning? Or maybe something in this genus! I'll post it once I'm done mothing this morning! Posted 11 days ago, modified 11 days ago
    1. Nice! Yours is gorgeous! Posted 11 days ago

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''Haimbachia albescens'', the silvered haimbachia moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Hahn William Capps in 1965. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia, Illinois and southern Ontario.

The wingspan is 18 mm for males and 18–20 mm for females. The forewings are whitish with fine dusky scales. Adults are on wing in June and July.

The larvae feed on ''Panicum virgatum''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 9, 2019. Captured Jul 8, 2019 22:36 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm