Subject: Interesting moth
Geographic location of the bug: Springfield, Virginia
Time: 11:28 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I saw this moth on my front porch today, August 30. I think it look like its camouflage is to appear as fungus on a tree trunk. Can you help me with the name of the species? I looked in my North American Wildlife guide, but couldn’t find a match.
How you want your letter signed: Elena-age 11
While we don’t have time this morning to research the species of your interesting moth, we can tell you it is a member of the Geometer Moth family Geometridae. We will attempt a species identification later in the day.
Update: Based on this BugGuide image, we believe this moth is Euchlaena muzaria. It is also pictured on Discover Life and Moth Photographers Group.