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Moth - Paectes

Moth - Paectes
Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
April 28, 2019
Size: Wings 16 mm L x 18 mm W
This is the second moth (of same apparent species?) that I have seen lately with its abdomen extended like this. What is it doing?

Observed ~ 11:30 a.m. on fence in home vegetable/ flower garden. (Thanks)

Moved

Paectes, abrostoloides, I bel
Paectes, abrostoloides, I believe. It's hiding in plain sight by looking more like a dead piece of vegetation than like a moth. A behavior perhaps better referred to as masquerade than as mimicry. And a prime example of why "perching" is arguably a better term than "resting". Looks strenuous enough to me!

 
Thanks Jim.
(Paectes abrostoloides) looks like a good match but just to be on the safe side I moved to Genus level for now. Looking through the various (P. abrostoloides) images the extended abdomen pose seems to be fairly common for this species. It hurts my back looking at it! Thanks again for the ID and explanation.

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