Thursday, July 27, 2006

Failed camouflage

unidentified mothI came across this moth in the parking garage of a local hospital.

It looked very much like a dead leaf, but its appearance was not very effective camouflage against a white wall.

Could anybody tell me what kind of moth this is?

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Rob said...

Try the blinded sphinx. There are several pictures on that page. The second one looks a lot closer to what you've got.

Rob of UnSpace

Stewart said...

Thanks, Rob! Yes, the second one looks very similar.

Paonias excaecatus it is.