Identifying a moth involves identifying its resting shape (arrow, parallel, tent, etc.), its forewing's main color, distinctive color, distinctive pattern, length, coastal pattern (how many dark transitions are there), and shape (angle, fringe, hook, etc.), hindwing shape (angle, fringe, tail, etc.), group, family, genus (there are a lot of moths!!!), and more.
My daughter and I found the moth while picking tomatoes. It looked exactly like a dead leaf, but then I saw it had legs!
|See him in the lower half of the photo. He's staring right at you.|
|Our palm tree|