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Subject: UFO or ?
Location: Dundee, NY
July 5, 2015 12:04 pm
Hello Bugman!
This wonderful creature, perched on an exterior 2″ wide door frame is, as of yet, to be identified.
It, along with a Luna moth, arrived for my father’s funeral. Dad was a WWII Atomic Veteran and stationed at Roswell. We decided this creature was not a human visitor. So, what is it?
Thanks,
Signature: Kathleen Wright

Spotted Apatelodes

Spotted Apatelodes

Dear Kathleen,
Like the Luna Moth, this Spotted Apatelodes,
Apatelodes torrefacta, is also a Giant Silkmoth, but from a different family.  The Luna Moth is in the family Saturniidae and the Spotted Apatelodes is in the family Bombycidae.  The pose when resting is quite distinctive.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Dundee, New York

One Response to Spotted Apatelodes

  1. that is an awesome sign from your dad!

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