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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Some type of Sphinx Moth?

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P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9660883

I got this photo last week in Southern Arizona. We were photographing bats at night coming in to a pond. But, this isn't a bat. I think it is one of the Sphinx Moths, but not sure which one.

I would appreciate any help with the ID.

Patti

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 15, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9660954

Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm) is one possibility - http://www.livescience.com/5047-bugs-smell-funny.html

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2013
8:07 PM

Post #9661006

Thanks, Flapdoodle! That sure looks like it.

Patti

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