July 04, 2008

The Morning Moth

This large moth was on the front porch this morning. Some kind of spotted tiger moth? Anyone more able to identify it?


Steve Bodio said...

It is a Sphingid (Sphinx) of some kind-- might be able to tell more later.

Tree hugging said...

Sphinx tend to be longer and narrower. I'm going to say this is a Saturniidae. Probably an oakworm moth (Anisota oslari?)

Be easier to tell if I could see from the front or bottom too.