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big grey moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei

big grey moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei
New Market, Madison County, Alabama, USA
April 16, 2006
I found this large moth on the side of my house earlier tonight. It had been attracted by the outside light. Does anybody know what kind of moth this is?

2694 -- Little Carpenterworm Moth -- Prionoxystus macmurtrei
"Little" is relative. With wingspans of up to 7.5mm this is not a little moth, but it is somewhat smaller than "The" Carpenterworm Moth that preceeds it in the Covell field guide.

Little Carpenterworm Moth
image moved from moths page to new species page

mm or cm?
7.5 mm seems pretty small to me, but what do I know? :)

Oooops, cm.
... three inches, about the depth of my coffee cup. Tricky foreign language. I brake for kph signs.

The big Grey
i have recently found a moth in London Hackney that looks very simular to the one in the photo, its about 2-3 inche wing span and has a fury back. it has black lines on it's wings but not it's back... is it possiable that this american moth is now in England.... anyone know...

Check Out This Page at the UKmoths Website for....

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