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Schizura ipomoeae

Description:

About an inch long. Sits at a strange 45-degree angle, wings pulled into almost a tube. Two yellowish "tails" I am assuming are on the lower wings protrude from the end. Face very blunt. Over all, I think this is quite an odd little moth. Not skittish.. I easily coaxed it onto my finger for a better view. I;m looking forward to finding out what this thing is.

Habitat:

My front door. Home is in a somewhat-developed Longleaf Pine Sandhill habitat. Door faces due west.


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Morning-glory Prominent
Schizura ipomoeae


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5 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Credit really needs to go to my eagle-eyed 8- year old daughter! She spotted it on the frame of our front door window. I walked right past it!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thank you for the confirmation, gatorfellows! :-) Beautiful spotting, Karen!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Thanks!!!!!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

It sure looks correct and the dirty white tale makes it a male:
reference: http://bugguide.net/node/view/28016

MrsPbio
Spotted by
MrsPbio

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.11, Long: -82.01

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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