Moth? I found on the bathroom ceiling.

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  1. Beeker

    Beeker In Flower

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    Can anyone ID this?
    I think it is a moth. It is about an inch in length. I hope it isn't something that will damage my gardens because I caught it and released it outside.

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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Without seeing the wings open it's quite difficult to ID the moth for you. However the moth itself won't damage your plants in any way. It's the caterpillars that cause harm so let's hope it wasn't a female full of eggs.:fingerscrossed:
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Well done Toni as I couldn't find a match for this moth.
     
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    Thank you, Toni!
    It is a very pretty moth, quite exotic looking. Thankfully, there isn't much in my garden that would attract it, just the "weeds" in the yard. I wonder how it got into the house.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    On someone's back, in their hair, it could have slipped in while a door was open being attracted to the light inside.
     
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