Black and White Moth
Sun, May 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM
I’m writing this for my 4 year of daughter who caught this moth and want to kn ow what it eats and what this moth’s name is. SInce last summer when I first started identifying bugs with this page my daughter and I are loving it. Thanks so much for doing this.
The moth was on the house during a chilly day (8 degrees Celsius) on May 10th. We live in Ontario Canada (Ottawa). Although we could not catch it with the camera when the wings are open there are two little blue spots that look like eyes on the under wings.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Thank you for the wonderful compliment. This lovely moth is a One Eyed Sphinx or Cerisyi’s Sphinx, Smerinthus cerisyi . The best place to learn about Sphinx Moths of North America is on Bill Oehlke’s excellent website.