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Subject:  Nice brown moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Ha’iku, Maui, Hawaii
Date: 01/19/2018
Time: 11:50 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Aloha, came across this lovely moth on 18 January 18, 12:30pm. It was about 2.5″ long or so. Forgot to measure it. This is a screened window under an awning, facing west, at a restaurant.
As we have critters here from all over the world, I thought you might have some idea where this one is from and what it is.
Many thanks for all you do.
How you want your letter signed:  Eliza

Owlet Moth

Dear Eliza,
We believe this is an Owlet Moth in the superfamily Noctuoidea, and our searching has produced one similar looking but different individual, the Forage Looper, on Insect Identification for the Casual Observer.  We are posting your image and we will continue to research this.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

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Subject:  Lepidoptera in Zanzibar
Geographic location of the bug:  Zanzibar.
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 03:14 PM EDT
Hello again,
Here I come with a beautiful specimen, I’m not sure if it’s a moth or a butterfly.
It was at the hotel we were in Zanzibar island, on may 2016.
Can you help me to identify the species? I’ve been searching on Internet without any results.
Thank you one more time.
How you want your letter signed:  Ferran Lizana

Cream Striped Owl

Hello again.
I think it’s not necessari your help for this species because finally I’ve found it. 😉
It’s Cyligramma latona. And I think it’s for sure.
Anyway, thank you for your work.

Hi Ferran,
We are happy you were able to identify your Cream Striped Owl, which is pictured on African Moths and on iNaturalist where it states:  “This widespread and common species can be found in western subsaharan Africa, including Egypt and Guinea. It can also be found in southern Africa.”

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Subject:  Beautiful moth with crazy hair
Geographic location of the bug:  Bernardsville, New Jersey
Date: 09/09/2017
Time: 12:41 AM EDT
This moth was photographed around 10AM on an Eastern purple coneflower. It mostly held still but occasionally nectared with short bursts of activity. It held still for many, many photographs and did not care how close I got to it. Various bees were visiting the flower and jostling up next to the moth but it held its space, not bothered by the bees. It was still on the same coneflower at 3:30 that same day, still very much alive.
How you want your letter signed:  Jane

Goldenrod Stowaway Moth

Dear Jane,
It took us quite a bit of searching before we were able to match your interesting looking Owlet Moth to an image on The Moth Photographers Group of the Goldenrod Stowaway Moth,
Cirrhophanus triangulifer.   According to BugGuide:  “Adults may be found during the day on the flowers of goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Coreopsis species, Bidens species, and other yellow composites, where they are well-concealed.”

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Subject:  Yellow shell black markings
Geographic location of the bug:  Deep South Alabama
Date: 09/01/2017
Time: 11:21 PM EDT
I’ve done several searches and can’t seem to come up with anything matching.
How you want your letter signed:  Michael

Hieroglyphic Moth

Dear Michael,
This is a very appropriately named Hieroglyphic Moth.

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Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Southern Quebec, Canada
July 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Hello, my mom discovered this flying, horned semi jelly bug at her cottage in southern Quebec, Canada. We have no clue what it is or which family it could be from. Hopefully you can help us identify this odd looking thing 🙂
Signature: Thank you, Cailin

Wood Nymph

Dear Cailin,
This is one of the Wood Nymph moths in the genus
Eudryas, and members of the genus are excellent camouflage mimics as they resemble bird droppings.

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Subject: Great owl moth( Erebus macrops)???
Location: Rung Sawang village, Rarm Intra 8, Bang Khen, Bangkok, Thailand
May 1, 2017 7:36 am
So this is the second time I spot this moth first time my grandfather spot it when I saw it I think it was female because she is very big so now my grandmother spot it at the same spot as my grand father, that spot is outdoor kitchen, This time I think it was male because it was small. What it host plant I know that it host plant was acacia because of wiki but is it really acacia in Bangkok? I think it might be Leucaena leucocephala because at the end of the road in the village it has little forest that has many plant (include banana lemongrass and many tall grass). And what they really call Great owl moth, Owl eye moth, Owl moth. THANKS
forgot he about 3-4 inches
Signature: Focus Tharatorn Neamphan

Great Owl Moth

Dear Focus,
Thank you for submitting images of a Great Owl Moth from Thailand.

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