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CLOSED: Pink Moth

Flower Mound, TX(Zone 7b)

This pretty little moth loves my mistflower, and I have no clue to the identity of it. Have any of you seen one?

Thumbnail by shearpamela
Shelburne Falls, MA(Zone 5a)

What a beauty! But no help in ID here. Never saw it in MA!

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 9b)

I googled "pink moth" and found this name: Schinia florida

Here is the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center page with pic and map of occurrences in Texas. If you are not in one of the counties reported to have the species, perhaps you should contact them so they can update the map!

I realized yours looks much pinker, with a narrower tan border, so this is just a suggestion. boojum, FWIW, this species apparently occurs all the way up to Quebec... can't say I ever saw it either!

San Francisco, CA(Zone 10a)

Hi Crystal...

I don't think that is it.

When I google for Schinia florida the pictures I find all have a pronounced yellow humped back.

It is picture 12 on this page:

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 9b)

Yeah, I did noticed that Pam's has almost a pointy head... but I didn't research too thoroughly, just thought I would start the discussion!

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 9b)

You could also post this over on Hummers and Butterflies forum... moths esp. pretty bright ones, make the scene there pretty regularly.

Flower Mound, TX(Zone 7b)

Good idea ~ I'll post the photo over in the butterfly and hummers forum and see if it can be identified :)

Gordonville, TX(Zone 7b)

kennedyh, where are you?

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

I keep trying, but no success so far!

Gordonville, TX(Zone 7b)

Pam! kennedyh is on the case!

Flower Mound, TX(Zone 7b)

Yeah! I was hoping so :) Let's hope the mystery is solved soon. The elusive pink moth - maybe it is rare and got lost on it's way to an exotic place....Perhaps the hurricane swept it in!

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