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Bisected honey locust moth

Sphingicampa bisecta


Smallish moth, 1.5 inches. Late afternoon. I think Bisected Honey Locust Moth, Sphingicampa bisecta ... too bad the hindwings aren't visible. (My first thought was Spiny Oakworm Moth or Pink-striped Oakworm Moth, genus Anisota ... but those have a white spot on the forewings.)


Also found this moth identified as Syssphinx bisecta ... not sure which scientific name is preferred.

No species ID suggestions


suzmonk 4 years ago

Thank you, Marta ...

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Another pretty one!

suzmonk 4 years ago

Thank you, beaker98 ...

beaker98 4 years ago

Love the colors of his moth! Nice job!

suzmonk 4 years ago

Thanks very much, StirredMocha, I was leaning toward Bisected honey locust moth, too ... I'm going to go ahead and make the ID.

StirredMocha 4 years ago

I think bisected honey locust moth is your best bet for this individual.

dominique.eghlidi 4 years ago


Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Aug 4, 2014
Submitted on Aug 11, 2014

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