Please help identify this bug
Location: Allenhurst, New Jersey USA
July 28, 2011 5:50 pm
My sister took a picture of this bug on the screen at her work and it has us all baffled as to what it is. It kinda looks lke a dragon and a spider combined. Any help and/or information would be very much appreciated.
Look forward to hearing back from you.
Signature: Michelle

Spotted Apatelodes

Hi Michelle,
The silhouette of the Spotted Apatelodes,
Apatelodes torrefacta, is very distinctive.  Though it is actually a Silkmoth, it is frequently mistaken for one of the Sphinx Moths.  You can find more information on the Spotted Apatelodes on BugGuide.

Location: New Jersey

5 Responses to Spotted Apatelodes

  1. Chuck says:

    Your sister DID NOT take that picture. That picture was taken in Mexico City by me. That is all.

  2. Patty Moeling says:

    How can I share a photo of a dragon moth?

  3. Addy says:

    I found one on my Ohio kitchen window

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