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Adult - Schreckensteinia festaliella

Adult - Schreckensteinia festaliella
Alameda County, California, USA
August 8, 2011
Size: 6.0 mm incl. wings
Eclosed this afternoon and was active in daylight. A pretty little thing with gold and brown stripes; prettier than the photo.

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Netting cocoon - Schreckensteinia festaliella Netting cocoon - Schreckensteinia festaliella Adult - Schreckensteinia festaliella

I love your photos of this amazing moth. It would make a perfect bug for a Harry Potter movie.

Dibs on Luna.

Moved from Moths because it looks exactly like previous photos of this species and the cocoon was found on blackberry.

Looks to be one of the Schreckensteinia

Oh wow
If it's even prettier than the photo, I'm jealous. And what a coccoon! That's incredible.

The camera didn't capture much of the moth's iridescence. That cocoon astounded me, too.

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