Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cool Moth Spotted in Ohio


My sister spotted this cool looking moth in Bellefontaine, Ohio. It was resting on a pumpkin leaf. I have no idea (for the moment) what kind of moth this is. I'm guessing that someone out there will know. The moth is characterized by its "beefy" front legs, clear to iridescent wings (depending on the viewing angle), a tuft on its rear abdomen, and the raising of its abdomen while resting. Any suggestions?