Moth I found!
Location: Lynnwood, Washington, USA
June 2, 2011 8:30 pm
Hello Bug Man!
I found this moth outside our garage yesterday morning. It’s wings were soaked so I tried getting them back in the tree, but they wouldn’t hold on. They’ve been in an open shoe box for two days, and now has this grey fuzz growing around the head.. But I have no idea what kind of moth it is, I’ve never seen one this big before.
The moth in your photo is a One Eyed Sphinx or Cerisy’s Sphinx, Smerinthus cerisyi, and you can find out details of its life cycle on the Sphingidae of the Americas website. WE are uncertain what the problem with your individual might be, but things don’t sound so good. If you have tried releasing the moth and it won’t fly away, it might just be nearing the end of its life.
Yea, she unfortunately passed away a few nights ago, but it’s nice knowing what she was. Thank you!