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Subject:  Furry moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Courtenay BC
Date: 05/02/2019
Time: 10:04 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hey what kind of moth is this? Its big and furty with fern-like antenea?
How you want your letter signed:  Thank you

Ceanothus Silkmoth

This is a Giant Silkmoth in the genus Hyalophora, and we are relatively certain that it is the Ceanothus Silkmoth because of the BugGuide description:  “discal spot on hindwing shaped like an elongated comma pointing toward outer margin, sometimes breaking PM line.”  We believe because of the bushy antennae that your individual is a male.

Ceanothus Silkmoth

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

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