Moth that looks
like a dead leaf
Enyo lugubris
Enyo lugubris, Mournful Sphinx Moth nectaring
I'm leaving the name as I stated it before I knew what this moth was, because I nailed it! Its real name is Enyo lugubris, and that means "dead leaf moth." Folks also refer to it as a Mournful Sphinx Moth.

Bill Oehlke identified it for me. Thanks Bill! He has a wonderful web site full of everything you want to know about Sphinx Moths, including this funny looking one.

Enyo lugubris, Mournful Sphinx Moth, Dead Leaf Moth
Enyo lugubris, Mournful Sphinx Moth, Dead Leaf Moth
I tried to scoot the moth off of my finger and onto the wall for better (ok, easier) photos, but it flew away. A few days after I found the one I'm holding asleep on my Cassia, I saw another sipping nectar just after dark.
Enyo lugubris, Mournful Sphinx Moth, Dead Leaf Moth
Enyo lugubris, Mournful Sphinx Moth, Dead Leaf Moth
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