Luna Moth and Great Poplar Sphinx

Luna Moth & Mate????
We Own A cottage business and found this Luna Moth on one of our cottage piers one morning. If you notice in the picture under the Luna Moth there is another Moth. Is this her mate and is it also a Luna Moth? You have a very nice site with a lot of information! Thank You
Linda Blais

Hi Linda,
Thanks for sending in your photo and question. This is not an extreme example of sexual dimorphism. The Luna Moth on top is a different species from the Great Poplar Sphinx below. This is also not an example of miscegenation. We suspect the two moths from entirely different families were attracted to a light and were found resting in close proximity the following morning.

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