01 October 2017

moth on the screen door-

such a curious appearance. It has the usual cryptic mottling to look like tree bark- but what's different from other moths I see is the wings are notched on the rear edge. It held the tail end of abdomen curved up over its back, and looked like the front pair of legs stretched out in front of it- maybe to look like large pincers? It's also darker than most moths I've seen.
Hard to get a photo- my camera didn't want to focus on something so small and dark in the shade of the porch. Tried to look it up. It has similar appearance to many sphinx moths of VA- but I couldn't quite identify.

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