Assistance Identifying Moth

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  1. Alfredd

    Alfredd New Seed

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    Saw this guy yesterday. From the New England region and was unsure what type of moth it was. Some help in identification would be great! Thank you.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Alfredd New Seed

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    Thank you for the response toni. The Antennae in the front seem to match pictures and the colors/patterns on the wing are identical.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Sometimes it can be difficult to ID a moth or butterfly from the coloring and design on the underwing....many of them are different and even different from male to female.
    It is a beautiful, but weird, looking creature. :like:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Well done Toni!! You're right it is a weird looking creature - almost tarantula like at the front end.
     

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