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Family: Limacodidae (Slug moths) Total length: 10-14 mm. (See photo for measurement in inches.) Brown FW has a wide apple green median band. Brown ST area is wide. Thorax and head are apple green. Hairy. Hosts: Deciduous trees including apple, dogwood, elm and oak.
Yard and open woods and meadows/fields wherever host tree are located.
Spotted on Jul 11, 2013
Submitted on Jul 20, 2013
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38 Comments (1–25)
Thank you so much for giving this awesome moth lots of attention.
Beautiful, Carol. These moths look similar to the Splendid Ghost Moths here in OZ, except for the lovely green "fur" - amazing !
carol, there always seems to be new spottings on your page that are SOOOOOOOOOO popular, but they are just ones that i've missed. Great job@
Wow! Awesome Carol.
Thanks again! Although blue is my favorite color, this green might just be my favorite. LOL
Belated congrats on your SOTD Carol! Congratulations!!!
Impressive moth, Carol!
Congratulations Carol on this amazing SOTD, I love its big hairy legs and bright green colouring!
Beautiful... Very cute :)
Thanks so much everyone! Yes, Maria!! I found many new Sphinx Moths this year and a Polyphemus Moth as well (#1 on my wish list.)
Carol - we are going to expect you to keep surprising us with lovely moths - and you will undoubtedly fulfil our expectations. Very cool - congratulations!
What a beautiful moth! Congratulations Carol!
Congratulations Carol, it is gorgeous!
Congrats, Carol! I love how furry and colorful it is :)
congrats! nice sotd!
I am especially glad to get a measurement so you can see how tiny and cute he is. Thanks so much everyone!
Nice one Carol!
congrats ! nice spotting
Congratulations Carol !