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Bisected honey locust moth

Sphingicampa bisecta

Description:

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.)

Notes:

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


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6 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Thank you, Marta ...

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Another pretty one!

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Thank you, beaker98 ...

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Love the colors of his moth! Nice job!

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 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
StirredMocha 5 years ago

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

dominique.eghlidi
dominique.eghlidi 5 years ago

Beautiful

suzmonk
Spotted by
suzmonk

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

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

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