Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 906799

Little Carpenterworm Moth
Prionoxystus macmurtrei

Observation date: June 23, 2013
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: An amazing creature, about 3 inches long, wings are light gray with many delicate black lines, the head/thorax area is huge and bulbous, chunky hairy body. The wings have a translucent quality that is quite wonderful--I am not sure this is a moth, actually. The overall effect is moth-like but the wings are really strange
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 23, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.