Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Can You Help?


A visitor to this site, Yolanda, has submitted this image in the hope that someone can identify this animal- please comment if you have any ideas or suggestions:

"Spotted outside our office door. We are a non-profit in Colorado. OUR Center. (Outreach United Resources Center). Our maintenance man found it - we don't know what it is called - can you help?". Taken by Margie

5 comments:

kenju said...

I know it is a moth, but I can't remember what kind. A few years ago, I put a photo of one on my blog and asked the same question. I'll see if I can find it.

kenju said...

It is a hawk moth. See my post here:

http://justaskjudy.blogspot.com/search?q=moth

Brenda said...

Isn't nature amazing? The moth looks just like a leaf!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I don't know the name of it. Just wanted to say it is a really interesting moth!

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure it is a Cerisy's Sphinx Moth, Smerinthus cerisyi. They range from coast to coast in the northern US and Canada as well as south into the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Mountains. The caterpillar eats willow foilage and you might have a nearby tree. See http://www.whatsthatbug.com/clearwing_moth.html