No one wants to eat bird poop, right?! That is the science behind Eudryas grata's mimicry. It pretends to be bird poop, resting with its wings folded in quite a convincing fashion.
Larvae feed on leaves of several shrubs, vines: Ampelopsis, Buttonbush, grape, hops, Virginia Creeper. It is disputed whether or not the imago feeds.
Thanks to my mother for pointing this guy out, and helping with shot 3!
Lat: 42.35, Long: -74.02
Spotted on Jul 25, 2012
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012