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.

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

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

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

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The caterpillar feeds on grape and Virginia creeper vine leaves.

Way cool!

 

 

 

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