What Kind of Moth is This?
Location: Sidney, Maine
July 11, 2011 4:02 pm
I’ve been trying to attract moths to my porch light to photograph for the last month and a half or so, and most of the moths showing up have been ones I’ve seen before, except for this one. It showed up at just before 7PM on July 8th 2011, and I have no clue as to what it is, do you have any ideas?
Signature: Steve

Pearly Wood Nymph

Hi Steve,
This is either a Pearly Wood Nymph,
Eudryas unio, or a closely related species in the same genus.  The Wood Nymph moths are very effective at mimicking bird droppings.

Location: Maine

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