Geographic location of the bug: Northern lower Michigan, near traverse City
Time: 12:54 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this next to my door when I got home around 5pm on a hot, humid day. My best guess is some type of sallow moth, but I’m lost and curious.
How you want your letter signed: AJ
This is a female Io Moth and in her current resting position, she is hiding her most distinctive features, the eyespots on her underwings. When startled by a predator, she reveals the eyespots, potentially frightening a predator into thinking it has awakened a sleeping giant.