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Big Weird Moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei

Big Weird Moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
May 3, 2011
Size: 3.4 cm
I've never seen a moth like this, and for a second upon seeing it even wondered if it was a beetle because of its rotundity and veined wings. This thing even looked unusual in flight. What is it?

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Prionoxystus macmurtrei - Hodges #2694
Prionoxystus macmurtrei - Little Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges #2694

you beat me

Thanks to you both!
"Little"?? I'd love to see the "Big" one! o_O

i remember the first woodworm
i found, i was amazed! they are sooooooooooo different but then most nights i am amazed when i look at the sheet.

It really is!
I captured it because I didn't have my macro lens with me, and then heard it proceed to beat about inside the container - oops, I didn't think about that part. I hope it hasn't beaten itself ragged, but I wanted a closer look.

3.4 cm instead of 3.4 mm :-)
speaking of size

Whoops -
Thanks! Fixed.

one of
the carpenterworms im trying to figure it out now
but its in here:Family Cossidae
looks like its #2694Little Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei
fun! great find

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