This moth was on my screen, almost looked like carved wood. Shades of brown, approx. 2-3 inches wide.
July 6, 2010
The moth stayed on the screen for 3 days before leaving. It was the end of June. very interesting wing patterns, thick body and 4 wings.
Duxbury, Ma. (southern Ma.)
Your moth is one of the Sphinx Moths or Hawkmoths in the family Sphingidae. It is Paonias myops, commonly called the Small Eyed Sphinx. You can read more about this species on Bill Oehlke’s excellent website. According to Oehlke: “Wild cherry species are the favorites as larval foodplants, but eggs will also be deposited on birches and other forest trees.“