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Pleae help me identify this Moth.
Location: Vancouver, Washing-Pacific Northwest-USA
July 7, 2011 2:09 pm
I was sitting on my back patio when I noticed this creature clinging to my reataining wall. It’s about the size of a credit card if it was square, a tad bit wider. I do wonder if this thing could harm the plants around here. I have never seen anything like it in the 35 years I’ve lived here.
Thank you for your time!
Signature: Mary

Blinded Sphinx

Hi MAry,
This is a Blinded Sphinx and it will not harm your plants.  This is also the second photo of a Blinded Sphinx we posted today, and the earlier posting shows the eyespots on the underwings.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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