Beautiful Wood-Nymph - Eudryas grata
This moth mimics bird droppings as a form of camouflage. It can be found during the day everywhere from forests, meadows and gardens, often on vines. They don't eat and reserve all their energy for finding a mate and reproducing. As a caterpillar they feast on Virginia creeper, grape, and other similar vines.
Found today at Wooster Memorial Park
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