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Photo#1714409
unknown bug - Nallachius americanus

unknown bug - Nallachius americanus
Chilton County, Alabama, USA
August 16, 2019
I am completely stumped on this one. The wings were semi-transparent, especially when held up, and had many leopard-type spots evenly spread on the forewings and hindwings. It constantly opened to about 45 degrees and back down again in a slow motion type fashion, more like a butterfly. The antennae were long and feathery(?) like a moth, but the veins were compressed and pointing forward, somewhat like a paintbrush. Thorax appeared to be in two sections and it's abdomen had four dark bands, more like a bee. The wingspan was about 1.5 cm.

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