Two Moths from the Yucatan Penninsula
I just wanted to know if you could identify these two moths that my family found and photographed while we were on vacation in Cancun. When I saw the first one, I thought it was a big hole in the wall! My mom found the second one under a depressed light in another wall. Thanks a lot.
Bug Lover Back from Mexico
Hi Bug Lover,
Mexican insects are pretty amazing. Your first moth is a Black Witch, Erebus odora. These large moths are very strong fliers, and though they do not breed in the U.S., they sometimes stray as far north as Canada. The other moth is a Sphinx Moth, but we are not sure of the species.