Location: Mobile Alabama
July 28, 2013 8:30 am
Spotted this early one morning, have not seen one like this before, is it a moth? The other picture of the very large hard shell bug was on the road in Murfreesboro Tennessee, I just about stepped on it as I was jogging. What is it bug man?
Signature: Rae Nichols
This is one of the Geometrid Moths, and we believe, though we are not certain, that it is a Tulip Tree Beauty, Epimecis hortaria, based on photos posted to BugGuide which states: “Adult: Large geometer. Scalloped outer margin on hindwing. Variable pattern. Typical pattern is whitish background with black zigzag lines. ” The Beetle is a male Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus.