Know your moths? Try your hand at this!?
OK, friends, I have a question, for a change:
The other afternoon, I encountered several very odd moths flying around in the sunlight. They were quite striking, flying weakly and slowly, but surprisingly hard to catch with bare hands. The heavy, furry body was a bright golden-orange, and was bordered by a black thorax and a big black 'tuft' at the end of the abdomen. The wings were dark, but basically clear, and the antennae were very wide and feathery. The attached, rather poor, photo gives you an idea. My first guess was some kind of odd Tiger Moth, but nothing seems to fit. Anybody got anything better?
- chaindropzLv 46 years agoFavorite Answer
Similar to a peach tree borer.
Squash vine borer.
Euonymus Leaf Notcher mothSource(s): http://chaindropzinsects.blogspot.com/2007/10/peac... http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/euonymus-l...
- ?Lv 76 years ago
I believe that is a hummingbird hawk moth .
- 6 years ago
If I had paid more attention at the time, I would have seen you nailed it! Good call!