Wordless Wednesday

Prochoerodes lineola - Large Maple Spanworm

Excellent Mimic – Prochoerodes lineola – Large Maple Spanworm 

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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65 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Alice Pratt says:

    Fun and amazing find! On your deck?

  2. Laurie Graves says:

    Terrific! Looks like a lovely piece of leather.

  3. Whoa! How much cooler can you get! What a shot, Eliza!! 👏🏼🤗

  4. Pete Hillman says:

    That is quite some moth!

  5. Great find. looks like an autumn leaf

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Ohhh, what a beauty:-)

  7. I was amazed by your moth find! Thanks for sharing!

  8. MK says:

    Wow, it looks quite large. Is it the size of an open hand to little finger?

  9. Robin says:

    Wow! I thought that was a leaf at first. If I’ve ever seen one, I wouldn’t know it. Great catch, Eliza. And very cool. 🙂

  10. Kris P says:

    That moth had me fooled for a moment!

  11. tonytomeo says:

    It probably thinks we can not see it.

  12. Looks exactly like a leaf! Great capture.

  13. Alice Pratt says:

    I wonder where it tucked it’s antennes?

  14. Sue Vincent says:

    I had to look twice at this one 🙂

  15. Joanna says:

    Wow, I thought it was a leaf at first glance, too! Amazing!

  16. spanishwoods says:

    So so lucky to have found this! Really a wonderful find.

  17. Mic. says:

    I don’t think I have every seen on of these…with good reason. Nice find, Eliza!

  18. Laleh Chini says:

    Amazing picture. First look is a leaf but moth!❤️

  19. ladyfi says:

    Amazing – at first glance, I though it was a leaf!

  20. Wow that is brilliant. Where did you find him?

  21. So cool! If you hadn’t mentioned it wasn’t a leaf, I never would have guessed!

  22. Intriguing…✨💫

  23. Sally says:

    Ah, spanworms! Yours is quite lovely. We had a great outbreak of Bruce spanworms in Alberta and not nearly so attractive. I was surprised to learn that they late-season moths and only appear in late fall. They can fly at or slightly below freezing and only the males have wings. Quite an amazing insect. https://thelensandi.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/out-in-the-cold/

  24. neihtn2012 says:

    That’s an amazing creature, and a very nice photo! I would have walked right by it.

  25. Wait a minute … it’s a leaf, no a moth … with the name of a worm? I learned something new today. Great find especially considering the camouflage!

  26. bittster says:

    A garden is always so full of surprises, great that you had your eyes open and headed outside to find it!

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