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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 22 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Atlanta

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Walt

Notes:

This critter was found in my garden. At first glance it looked like a leaf. The bat wings attached to the spine are hinged in the middle.

Comments

  • Steve Brame Unregistered says:

    Seriously…get a room!

    June 6th, 2014 at 10:05am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    mating moths is the right answer! UGA entomologist Dan Suiter showed it to his colleague Lisa Ames. She think’s they’re mating hawk moths (Sphingidae species). If so, they’re not eating anything. The larvae (caterpillars) might, but adults consume only nectar from flowers

    June 6th, 2014 at 10:25am

  • Robert Searl Registered says:

    Have you people have no shame! How would you like it if, well, never mind. 🙂

    June 5th, 2014 at 4:04pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/pmyops.htm

    June 5th, 2014 at 4:23pm

  • mandy Unregistered says:

    Per my friend Juanette – its 2 small eyed sphinx moths. http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Paonias-myops

    June 5th, 2014 at 2:54pm

  • Juanette Unregistered says:

    Beautiful photo. It looks to me like a pair of mating Small-eyed Sphinx Moths. http://bugguide.net/node/view/3713/bgpage

    June 5th, 2014 at 2:47pm

  • naturewoman Unregistered says:

    Love is in the air and happening in your garden too.

    June 5th, 2014 at 1:43pm

  • Ed D Unregistered says:

    Conjoined twins. Call Ben Carson

    June 5th, 2014 at 11:02am

  • Ken Landers Unregistered says:

    Appears to be two moths mating. Very similar to the appearance of a pair of Sphinx moths or another species.

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:31am

  • susan Unregistered says:

    Mating Sphinx moths.

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:11am

  • gingerlily1216 Flower Fanatic says:

    forgot to log in mating moths

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:59am

  • Steve Brame Unregistered says:

    Mating moths?

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:51am

  • Annie Unregistered says:

    Google leads me to believe that it’s a pair of mating small-eyed sphinx moths.

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:38am

  • Lynn Unregistered says:

    What is that thing? Is it harmful, etc?

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:14am

  • Tracey Unregistered says:

    Two giant moths mating.

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:14am

  • angelita ritz Flower Fanatic says:

    mating moths

    June 5th, 2014 at 10:00am

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