Subject: ID request for bizarre looking moth
Location: Atlanta, GA
May 27, 2016 6:55 am
While leaving work yesterday I noticed a very unusual moth on the wall. If it were on a tree it could be easily mistaken as a mushroom. Upon further inspection it had some very beautiful coloration. I’ve never seen a moth like this before and would like to request your assistance in identifying.
This is a Wood Nymph Moth in the genus Eudryas which can be found on BugGuide. Many of our readers call this a “Bird Poop” Moth because it seems to resemble bird droppings which may afford it some degree of camouflage protection.
Thank you so much!!!!! I’m sharing the info with my coworkers now 🙂