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Moth Maybe?
Location: Temple Texas ( central texas)
April 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Not sure what kind of bug or moth this is. I have never seen a moth this big and with fur around the head. I took the pic last night April 11 2012 in Texas at a gas station.
Signature: Michelle

Sphinx Moth

Hi Michelle,
This is a Sphinx Moth in the genus
Manduca.  Moths are often attracted to lights at gas stations which are often quite bright and often there are no other lights in the vicinity if the gas station is on a stretch of road far from civilization.  We find your photo quite amusing.

Thank you 🙂 Haha I was quite scared of it since I have never seen a moth so big. I did not get my usual 93 and chose 87 a little farther away so I would not have to press the button he was sitting on.  Michelle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

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