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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Bark-like moth

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Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2002
4:47 AM

Post #36946

This fella was on the screen door when I opened it to let Lupinelover come in. That gal's patient with my bug pictures! Who can tell me what type of moth this is? He was just beautiful!

The side view of his body puts me in mind of a souped-up sportscar with fins!

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Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

July 23, 2002
7:37 AM

Post #309422

looks like one of the Hawk Moths but you would need to research yours as ours are different. It has the same shape as our Poplar Hawk Moth
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 23, 2002
11:23 AM

Post #309457

It's a Sphinx Moth, can't tell if it's a Pandora's or Cersisy's. Could also be a two spotted or poplar sphinx. Don't you love how decisive I am today? lol.

July 23, 2002
4:19 PM

Post #309644

Calalily - you're good.
Not Pandora, but most likely a Smerinthus ("outer margin of forewing is unevenly scalloped").
Twin-spotted (Two-spotted), or One-eyed (Cerisyi's) Since we can't see the eyes hidden under the fore-wing, it's moot.

gardenwife - this page is good for Moths of Ohio. Look in the second section (Sphingidae) for Hawk-moths.
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2002
4:23 PM

Post #309648

Well, I'll be darned. I guess I've just never seen one still before, just buzzing around the flowers! Thanks for the input, and the links.

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