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Need ID help.

Posted by bob_71 z7 MD (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 9, 10 at 17:43

This large moth was photographed in a Buddleia 'White Profusion' on September 9. It was quite large (1"-1 1/2").

I have included a side view from both sides. He resembled the Ghost Moth but I am far from comfortable with that.

Thanks Bob


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RE: Need ID help.

I think it looks like it could be a Soybean Looper. There is some variation in the coloring, or at least how they look when photographed in different lighting, but take a look at their BugGuide page and see how it matches up to yours.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soybean loopers on BugGuide


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RE: Need ID help.

Several of their examples are dead-on!

Thanks so much for your speedy solution!

Bob


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