Saturday, 25 May 2013

What is this creature ? Moth ID Please ?

I am not a huge bug person by any means .. in fact I am a coward and run the other way ..
There the truth is out now, what a gardener ? .. it all stems from a very Freudian adventure as a kid ..
Some times the truth is better staying out of the lime light .. but moths have always been SCARY for me.
So when I accidentally came up close and personal to this guy I almost keeled over !
It is still there clinging to the main grape vine for which I have to support Sweet Autumn to .. and I have been waiting for this creature to GO HOME some where else please ??
Here are some pictures if anyone can tell me what it is ..
We first thought it was a "Barberry Geometer" aka in Coryphista meadii , but now we aren't so sure.

He/she is a big moth and we can see it from the deck door !
Any clues ?


Anonymous said...

Perhaps one of the numerous sphinx moths.

Unknown said...

Haha, I can only imagine. Poor Joy. Sorry, didn't mean to laugh after such a long time away but I can't help myself. He does look pretty big. Should I send my robin after him? She yells at me every time I go into the back yard to tend my gardens. I try to stay away fro her nest, but since it's right by the back door sometimes it is hard to stay far enough away from her. Crazy bird.

RobinL said...

I think it might be a pepper and salt geometer. Look it up and see if you agree.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi Linda ... we thought that at first then Robin seems to have nailed it for us as the Pepper and Salt geometer .. never saw one like it before !

Cinji girl how are you! I have to get over to your place and say hi : )
We have crazy robins here too girl .. i call it the Robinator in fact .. is it us or them ? LOL

Robin girl !! I think you are dead on .. it was such a big beautiful moth I couldn't help but be amazed by it and take pictures .. I guess you can step over your silly fears when you are so taken by something? LOL