Gold Drop Moth - Euchallia putnami?

Patricia & Jeff Harding jmh at
Fri Sep 3 23:36:39 EDT 1999

Patricia found a fascinating moth in a spider web the other day.  The
forewings are dusted with a metallic gold or bronze, and each forewing
bears two small metallic spots, looking like molten gold were dropped on
the wing.  It's pinned now.  Small - about 3/4ths of an inch across the
wings, heavy body about 5/8ths of an inch long.
Dan looked in Holland's Moth Book, and thinks Euchallia putnami comes
close.  The book does not say much, though.  Does anyone know anything
else about it?
Cheers, Jeff

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