Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Beautiful & Large Black, Grey & White Moth

Hey Yall, maybe there are some bug people out there who can help me with this.  Night before last I noticed a very beautiful but rather large moth outside my door.  I love the colors & the markings.  I don't know if it's a boy or a girl.  Do moths come in both genders?  Heck I don't know!  Well I ran to grab my camera so that I could take pictures.  These bricks are the normal size so this moth is rather large, I've seen larger though.  I live in Raleigh, North Cackalacka if that helps you find what is indicative to this area.



11 comments:

  1. Okay, I looked all over Bugguide.net and couldn't find one that looked exactly like this. The closest I could find was this one:
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/42845
    I bet you could send your pics in to them and they'd id it for you. They have to look at body type, wing span, etc.

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    1. www.wthisthis.com is also a great site for identifying pictures of bugs,animals,antiques,coins,rashes or anything else you can imagine

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  2. @Melinda
    Hey Melinda, thanks for the info. I will contact them to see what they say.

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  3. I believe it might be a Rustic Sphinx moth. Very cool to see this! (I love butterflies and moths myself).

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  4. Here is a link to some information about the Rustic Sphinx moth.

    http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Manduca-rustica

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  5. @Lee Ann
    Thanks Lee Ann, will definitely look at the info.

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  6. I agree with Lee Ann it's a Rustic Sphinx and he is a beauty.

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  7. The picture you posted is a rustic sphnix moth. Just had one spending the day on my patio and had an expert who lives near me identify it. I live in Tucson, Az.

    Sylvia

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  8. I just found the same thing on the outside wall of my house. VERY SPECTACULAR! I AM IN OKLAHOMA CITY ( A SUBURB).

    RON

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  9. My granddaughter found one today on her window sill in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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