what kind of moth?
June 11, 2010
This moth bug was sitting on my back patio so I grabbed the camera and took 2 pics of it front and back. It looked like a baby bat at first but I also saw an Indian luna moth as well in the following days. I live in Central Florida but my backyard is next to a nature preserve so it is very lush. Can you help identify it? It resembles the oleander hawkmoth in some features but not exactly.
The first time we received a photo of a Spotted Apatelodes, Apatelodes torrefacta, we thought it must be a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth. It is actually a Giant Silkmoth. You can read more about the Spotted Apatelodes on BugGuide.