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Horned Spanworm Moth

Posted on Jul 13, 2015

Here is Nematocampa resistaria, the Horned Spanworm moth…does its appearance remind of you anything? For some reason all I could think of was an ancient and fraying map of sorts from another era, with intricate patterns and carefully crafted lines plotting out unique features all over those wings. Some of these spectacular little moths really make my imagination wander! When you were a child drawing all sorts of seemingly nonexistent creatures with your crayons you may have been closer to reality than you thought. Wrapping your mind around the thousands upon thousands of lifeforms on this planet begins to make one wonder if truly everything does exist somewhere on Earth.

Nematocampa resistaria – Horned Spanworm Moth-0278

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator