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Crambid Snout Moth

Crambid snout moths are certainly distinctive, and quite unusual looking.  What I thought was the abdomen of this insect turned out to be the head!  Crambid snout moths typically rest in this position, with their head down and abdomen and wings up, looking like a bit of bark or twig.   When they land on a branch or the trunk of a tree, they are extremely well camouflaged.  If you look closely you can see this moth’s long  antennae laying against its body, as well as the brush-like appendage in front of  its head.