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What is it?

Eclosed Moth

A fat, furry, wormy thing with tiny wings was crawling its way toward the driveway when my husband saw it. “Rish! Get your camera!”

Drying Its Wings

I ran outside with my phone and chased Fuzzy around for a while; he was surprisingly fast.

Gray Brown Moth

He made his way to the car tire and stayed there for hours, camped out as his wings expanded and dried. I believe he’s some kind of sphinx moth, possibly a waved sphinx, maybe a Carolina sphinx. If you know or have a guess, let us know.

Moth diversity is amazing. What a cool bug!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I’m glad that I’m not the only person chasing insects around the yard. Good job, he’s a beauty!

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