Paectes abrostoloides - Hodges#8962
 
 
 
(Sweetgum Defoliator).
 
 
 
Size: approx. 10 mm. Photo: 08/28/14, 10 pm.


The larvae of this moth are called "Sweetgum Defoliators" but although we have several sweetgums in our yard, I have not seen the trees defoliated yet. P. abrostoloides has an unusually three-dimensional resting position. This one had its wings rather close to the wall surface and pointed its body away from the wall generating the appearance of a dried up plant structure.  
 
 
bug guide (this photo):
http://bugguide.net/node/view/986733


Paectes nubifera - Hodges#8965 - imm.
 
 
 
Photo: 05/14/16, noon.


The range of Paectes nubifera is limited to Florida and nearby states. The adult form is a brownish moth with a wingspan of about 3 cm. The two photos show the same specimen which I found on my black truck. 
 

 
bug guide (these photos):
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1223487