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Subject: Moth?
Location: New Brunswick Canada
June 21, 2015 12:16 pm
This bug was in my driveway in New Brunswick Canada in the early morning of June 18th.
Is it a silk moth?
Signature: Wiljo

Columbia Silkmoth

Columbia Silkmoth

Dear Wiljo,
The is indeed a silk moth, more specifically a female Columbia Silkmoth, and you can compare your image to this image posted to BugGuide.

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Subject: UFO or ?
Location: Dundee, NY
July 5, 2015 12:04 pm
Hello Bugman!
This wonderful creature, perched on an exterior 2″ wide door frame is, as of yet, to be identified.
It, along with a Luna moth, arrived for my father’s funeral. Dad was a WWII Atomic Veteran and stationed at Roswell. We decided this creature was not a human visitor. So, what is it?
Thanks,
Signature: Kathleen Wright

Spotted Apatelodes

Spotted Apatelodes

Dear Kathleen,
Like the Luna Moth, this Spotted Apatelodes,
Apatelodes torrefacta, is also a Giant Silkmoth, but from a different family.  The Luna Moth is in the family Saturniidae and the Spotted Apatelodes is in the family Bombycidae.  The pose when resting is quite distinctive.

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Subject: Unknown Moth
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
July 3, 2015 7:27 pm
Hi! Found this moth on our window screen around midnight. I would appreciate any help! Thank you.
Signature: Jordan Skaarup

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth

Waved Sphinx or Pink Spotted Hawkmoth

Hi Jordan,
The pretty pink coloring and markings on the body and underwings of this Pink Spotted Hawkmoth,
Agrias cingulata, are hidden by the upper wings in your image.  See Sphingidae of the Americas for more information on the Pink Spotted Hawkmoth.

Update:  July 4, 2015
Might this be a Waved Sphinx as Cesar Crash thinks?  Here is a BugGuide image.  The two look quite similar to us.

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Subject: Saw this in my garden!!
Location: Crawley, West Sussex, uk RH11 9QD
July 3, 2015 10:23 am
Found this bug in the garden, never seen it before and would like to know what it is! I tried googlin but no luck so please help
Signature: Manuel da silva

Leopard Moth

Leopard Moth

Dear Manuel,
This is a Leopard Moth,
Zeuzera pyrina, one of the Wood Moths in the family Cossidae and you can verify our identification on UK Moths where it states:  “Distributed over the southern half of England and South Wales, associated with woodland, gardens and orchards.  The adults fly during June and July and the larvae feed on the wood of a variety of deciduous trees.  Though nocturnal in habits, the adults can sometimes be found resting conspicuously in the daytime.”

Well there you go, thanks a million for taking the time and replying to me, it’s greatly appreciated, have a good weekend and keep well

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Subject: Unidentified Moth, Galien MI
Location: Galien, Michigan
June 23, 2015 5:56 pm
Hey there – I am trying to identify the following moth – I thought it was polythemus moth, but seems like the color is too bright. Any ideas? Picture was taken on a farm in Galien, Michigan
Signature: Perplexed – Laura

Male Io Moth

Male Io Moth

Hi Laura,
This beauty is a male Io Moth.

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Subject: is tHis a moth
Location: lafayette, colorado
July 2, 2015 1:00 pm
Is this a moth? Is it native to Colorado?
Signature: cathy

Mating Western Poplar Sphinxes

Mating Western Poplar Sphinxes

Dear Cathy,
These look like mating Western Poplar Sphinxes,
Pachysphinx occidentalis, to us, and according to BugGuide, they are found in Colorado.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is:  “Riparian areas, open parklands, suburbs at low elevations; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light.”

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