Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A new sphinx

My iPad dinged yesterday while I was working at my desk. A text? For me? Wow. That's rare. And COOL! Wes sent me the photo above and asked that I call him. Which I did. 

"That's a sphinx moth!" I told him. He said he'd spotted it while working in Bandera. Naturally, I proceeded to post info on his Facebook page. At first, I assumed that it was a white-lined sphinx, which we have here in Blanco. Then I noticed that the wings were different. Hmmmmmmmm....

A little investigation turned up the correct name: vine sphinx (Eumorpha vitis). Awesome! I love solving mysteries of the nature kind.

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