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Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Cossula magnifica

Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Cossula magnifica
Hwy 55 and Sedwick, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
June 10, 2004
Size: circa 20 mm
Found at a lighted wall. See guide page for identification references--link to an image by Randy Newman, also working in North Carolina.

looks like a different individual than your other photo but the background is similar. Also 27 May 2004?

same wall, different day
Yes, it was at virtually the same site, an over-lit wall of a pharmacy near some woodlands (now being developed). Most of my photos of moths are from this one site. I had forgotten to enter the date, and added it just now--June 11.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Holy cow
Holy cow, doesn't that look like a twig, right down to the light-brown end! Nice image!


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

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