Saturday, November 9, 2013

New sphinx moth!

I was shooting photos this evening and happened onto a sphinx moth, nectaring on our shrimp plants. I snagged this terrible image, but it was good enough for someone on to ID it as a Titan sphinx (Aellopos titan). 

Awesome–now we've had FOUR sphinx species in our Wildscape! White-lined (Hyles lineata), Amphion floridensis, snowberry clearing (Hemaris diffinis) and now the Titan. 

UPDATE–My sighting was confirmed by Butterflies and Moths of North America!

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