All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Beautiful Wood-nymph; "Bird Poop" Moth</strong>
<em>Eudryas grata</em> / Forester Moths
Hodges #9301
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
August 8, 2008

While the rest of the world was watching the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 20 insect ...
Beautiful Wood-nymph; "Bird Poop" Moth
Eudryas grata / Forester Moths
Hodges #9301
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
August 8, 2008

While the rest of the world was watching the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 20 insect enthusiasts were gathered at the University of Tennessee Field Station observing all kinds of insects. This moth caused quite a bit of excitement. Check out its fuzzy front legs! The not-so-elegant name "Bird Poop Moth" is a good description of how it camouflages itself! :)

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