Mystery Moth
Hello Bugman,
Thank goodness you exist! I have been searching for hours trying to identify this moth. This moth was on the side of our house this morning. We live in Seattle, Washington. I have never seen a moth of this particular shape and size before. The wing span is approximately 3 inches. The antennae have very bright red bands of color on them. If you have the chance, could you please tell me what species of moth this is? Thank you very much! p.s. We look forward to exploring your web site and learning more about all the cool insects! Thank you,

Hi Teresa,
This looks to us like The One Eyed Sphinx or Cerisy’s Sphinx, Smerinthus cerisyi. You can locate more information on Bill Oehlke’s excellent Sphingidae Site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.