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Robin's Carpenterworm Moth

Prionoxystus robiniae

Description:

Family: Cossidae (Carpenterworm and Leopard Moths) Female. TL: 45 mm. Wingspan: 89 mm. Semi-translucent whitish FW has a desne network of black veins and lines. Blackish blotches of variable size mark basal and median lines. Sexually dimorphic and females are significantly larger. Resembles sphinx moth. Very dense and long thick abdomen. Hosts: ash, chestnut, locust, oak, etc. Larvae can be harmful to the tree.

Habitat:

Woodlands and yards

Notes:

The vibration on my arm and hand felt like a static electricity shock. This moth is extremely heavy. I was so surprised.

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2 Comments

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

spectacular!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful moth.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on Jul 23, 2013

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