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Colorful moths mating on Chamise on Mount Diablo, CA - Alypia mariposa - male - female

Colorful moths mating on Chamise on Mount Diablo, CA - Alypia mariposa - Male Female
Mount Diablo, California, USA
May 15, 2006
Size: ~1 inch
Colorful moths mating on Chamise.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Nice moth! I'm going to have to go up there this spring to look for it - I assume this is the only you saw?

 
Only ones I saw but not really paying atention
This photo is from a few years ago before I was really into insects. I just snapped this picture because they were mating. They are the only ones I noticed but I wasn't really paying attention to non plants. Its great that amateurs like myself have a prayer of identifying these critters now thanks to bug guide. Makes it much more accessible.

Just a guess
Alypia mariposa, perhaps?



If I'm correct (wait for expert confirmation), this would be only the second image of this species in the Guide.

 
Thanks
I had thought A. ridingsii, its nice that you agree with Alypia. Thanks for the help and let me know what else you hear.

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