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Subject: New moth?
Location: Clearwater British Columbia, Canada
June 11, 2015 10:01 am
Hi! I found this guy flailing around outside. I am in clearwater bc and its June… He looks like he is a moth that just came out of a cocoon as his wings are all scunched up. His bum is really heavy and really struggles to move… Keeps flipping over. He’s under observation for now. Pretty beautiful lil guys! Thanks!
Signature: Hilary

Elegant Sheep Moth

Elegant Sheep Moth

Dear Hilary,
You are correct that this Elegant Sheep Moth just emerged from its cocoon.  The Elegant Sheep Moth is found in Western North America, and by the time you are receiving this reply (we were on holiday) it should have expanded its wings and flown off.  It is also dead by now because it and other members of its family Saturniidae, the Giant Silk Moths, do not feed as adults and they only live long enough to mate and reproduce.
  We are guessing that Clearwater is at a high elevation as that is where Elegant Sheep Moths are found.

Elegant Sheep Moth

Elegant Sheep Moth

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Subject: pac nw wood moth
Location: gig harbor washington 98329
June 26, 2015 6:17 am
found this guy on back of house near night light, this morning rather warm yesterday and this morning, live in dense forested area, when this moths wings were opened it was hot pink or fuchsia with large dark circles or eyes in the center/both sides of course, the body and wings in general were dark brown mottled/like tree bark about 1-3/4″ in length, wingspan was about 2-1/2″ the out line shape of the wings was like a lime hawk moth, very irregular……………..so what is it? thnx, Kim in Gig Harbor Washington
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Newly Emerged Polyphemus Moth

Newly Emerged Polyphemus Moth

This Polyphemus Moth has just emerged from its cocoon and its wings have not yet fully expanded.

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Subject: Found in Altoona, PA
Location: Altoona, PA
June 1, 2015 8:16 am
Dear bugman,
This bug was found in a parking lot near a curb in Altoona, PA on June 1, 2015. It appears to have wings, short stubby legs, and antennae. We have no idea what it could be.
Thanks!
Signature: Ashaly

Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth

Dear Ashaly,
This impressive creature is a Cecropia Moth.  We will be gone from the office for a spell in June and we are postdating your posting to go live in our absence.

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Subject: Moth
Location: Huntington West Virginia
June 1, 2015 12:05 pm
I need to know what type f moth this is , because it is in my room and it has been hanging out with me for an hour now. I want to get a tattoo of it , because it is so awesome. I live in Huntington West Virginia . And it is June first .
Signature: Elizabeth Crupe

Male Polyphemus Moth

Male Polyphemus Moth

Dear Elizabeth,
Hopefully you had a chance to view this male Polyphemus Moth with his wings opened, which would have revealed the stunning eyespots that help to scare off predators like birds.
  Because we will be away from the office later in the month, we are postdating your submission to go live in our absence.

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Subject: weird bug
Location: haliburton, ontario, canada
June 7, 2015 11:26 am
It’s the size of a small hand. It has leaf like wings. The bug itself is small. It has feathery antennas.
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Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Congratulations on your Luna Moth sighting as many people consider the Luna Moth to be one of the loveliest North American moths.  Your submission will go live to our site at the end of the week when we are away from the office.

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Subject: Promethea, or Tulip Tree moth?
Location: Central North Carolina
June 7, 2015 5:18 am
Hi! I found these guys hanging out on my front window this morning. I know the one is a Rosy Maple moth, but I’m not sure about the other. I’ve been browsing photos of Promethea and Tulip Tree moths, but I can’t figure out how to tell them apart. What is she?
Signature: April

Tuliptree Silkmoth (right) and Rosy Maple  Moth

Tuliptree Silkmoth (right) and Rosy Maple
Moth

Hi April,
Both the Promethea Moth and the Tuliptree Silkmoth are in the same genus, so they look similar, but we believe this is a female Tuliptree Silkmoth which is pictured on BugGuide.

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