Camo Moth

When I went out to my truck this morning to go to work, I noticed a rather large moth on the door.  Because it was so way cool looking, I had to take pictures, and key it out to determine species.


This bad ass looking moth turns out to be the Camo Moth, also known as the Pandora Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus).


This native moth was first described in literature in 1802, being a large, impressive moth.


The Camo Moth flies at dusk, from late June through August.


The caterpillar feeds on grape and Virginia creeper vine leaves.

Way cool!