What is this weird looking creature? It has wings and stayed immobile for hours.

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Offline nm123

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Hi.

I am having trouble identifying this creature. What is this bug??? I'm not even sure if
it is a bug. I live in a neighborhood development built 4-5 years ago in the
woods near the southeastern coast of NC.  It is July 27 and summer. I walked outside my front door and see a giant "bug" perched up against the side of my house. It did not move. It just remained frozen, holding horizontally with suction-cup-looking limbs. From the corner of my eye, it looked like a bat. At second glance, a baby bird. But as I looked closely, it think it looks more like a bug. I really don't know what it is. I will feel foolish if it is something simple and obvious, but from what I see, it is hard to tell! It never ended up moving all day.  [???]

If anybody could get back to me about what this is or how to identify what it is, I would appreciate it. Anybody know another website I could use?  Thanks!!

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Offline Karen W.

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Wow that first photo looked like a "A MINIATURE DRAGON"..lol

COOL PICTURES YOU ALL. FACINATING RD!

I WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED THAT!

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Wow that first photo looked like a "A MINIATURE DRAGON"..lol


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Dragon Moth is actually Spotted Apatelodes
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/06/27/dragon-moth-is-actually-spotted-apatelodes/