Spotted Apatelodes

Subject: Strange Bug
Location: Northwestern West Virginia
July 11, 2016 9:11 pm
Hello. I’ve found a strange insect that hangs around my house and all of my plants. I have researched and I can’t seem to figure out what type of bug this is. I am hoping to get some help. I live in West Virginia and I have been seeing this insect since the beginning of spring.
Signature: – Madison

Spotted Apatelodes
Spotted Apatelodes

Dear Madison,
This fascinating moth is a Spotted Apatelodes,
Apatelodes torrefacta, and you can compare your image to this BugGuide image.  Most of the images of the Spotted Apatelodes on our site are taken from below, and your image has a better vantage for appreciating the subtle beauty of this interesting moth.

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