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looks like a moth maybe
Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 6:48 AM
this bug was on the front door all day and even when the door would be slammed shut it wouldnt fall off. i took pictures of it and we all want to know what it is. We were in Jamesport, NY (on Long island)
from ash
Jamesport, NY on Long Island

Spotted Apatelodes

Spotted Apatelodes

Hi Ash,
Though it is easily mistaken for a Sphinx Moth, the Spotted Apatelodes, Apatelodes torrefacta, is actually a Silkworm Moth in the family Bombycidae.

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2 Responses to Spotted Apatelodes

  1. Rebecca says:

    Hi…..we have this apatelode, silk moth, on our porch for 2 days. we also have oak trees all over here……is this a moth we need to exterminate for health of trees?

    Thank you, Rebecca

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