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    09 / 23 / 2019

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    Elspeth Fordjour


I was sitting under the oak, turned around and there was a never before seen friend. It was perched on the handle of the watering can. Its body was moth-like. It’s wings almost like decorated dry leaves. Who is this???


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Check out the included below for the (Selenia tetralunaria)’Purple Thorn’ description. Best wishes!

    October 9th, 2019 at 12:01am

  • Kim Nikles Leaf Lover says:

    The curled wing is probably an injury, not indicative of the species.

    October 5th, 2019 at 8:53am

  • Elspeth Williams Unregistered says:

    What’s the difference between a British “Purple Thorn moth and a Polyphemous moth.They look very similar. My mother had a curled over left front wing. The other wings were flat. Is that curled wing significant only to the Purple Thorn it do other moths have that curl???. There have been sightings of the British Purple Thorn in Georgia.

    September 30th, 2019 at 11:32am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a moth species in the genus (Antheraea). This could be the Polyphemus moth (A. polyphemus)? Check it out and see if you have a match. Click on the images from the included link below to enlarge. Best wishes!

    September 28th, 2019 at 1:17am

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