Subject: Maybe a moth, but what type?
Location: Hampton, Virginia (August 10, 2017)
August 10, 2017 9:29 am
I found this little guy on my back passenger door, just below the window. I’m hypnotized by the pattern of his/her wings, and can’t help but wonder just who he/she may be…
[Rambling ensues, but long-story short thank you for the service and humane perspective you provide.]
(Lamar here, first time-visitor. It dawned me after I happened to take this photo that, in this day-and-age, there is likely a website out there with the ability to identify a critter through the means of a shared photo.
Sure enough. This is a great service you all offer. Sadly, the first results in my query to Google were related to extermination companies. In understand many believe they are limited to the typical service, but I was rather delighted to find WhatsThatBug with one or two scrolls, and to find that your service does not endorse extermination… it leaves our times all the more hopeful.)
Signature: (I’m not entirely sure, but any signature you would wish to add would work well, of course.)
This is an Eyed Tiger Moth or Giant Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia. We are very pleased to hear that you support our “humane perspective”.
Thank you both for your kindness to this Eyed Tiger Moth, for which we are tagging you with the Bug Humanitarian Award, and for your intentions to contribute to our site maintenance.