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Beautiful Wood Nymph

Eudryas grata

Description:

This little moth is absolutely amazing in it's mimicry. I seriously thought it was bird droppings until I got close enough to see the front legs. ;-)



1 species ID suggestions

Pearly Wood Nymph
Eudryas unio

3 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a year ago

Hi Brandon! Wonderful find, though I think this may be Eudryas unio instead of Eudryas grata.

Eudryas unio has a scalloped pattern on the outer forewing, which appears to be the bottom.
See this link for Eudryas unio:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3057

Eudryas grata, on the other hand, has a smooth curve in the same place.
See this link for Eudryas grata:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3060

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 2 years ago

Thank you Karen! :-D

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Great spot!

New York, USA

Lat: 43.32, Long: -78.22

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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