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Insect and Spider Identification
darius So.App.Mtns. United States (Zone 5b) I found it buzzing around my porch light at 2AM, and it finally landed on the screen door. Color is not too good in the photo. It was nearly 3" long, so photo is nearly life-size.
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mark Antrim, Northern Ire United Kingdom (Zone 8b) I'll tell you what it is!
and most like one of the Hawk moths or Sphinx moths
tiG Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) it is really cool!!
Badseed Lynchburg, OH (Zone 6a) I caught one of these when I was a little girl. It was so neat I put it in a coffee can so I could take it to school the next day. Much to my dismay, it had beat itself to death in the can. I felt horrible! Aren't they cool???
Lophophora Tokyo Japan Congrats darius - you got a great pic of one of the most beautiful N. American Moths! (IMHO ;)
As mark said, a Hawk Moth (Sphingidae), either a
Pandorus sphinx (Eumorpha pandorus) http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/moths/nc/1053...
Intermediate sphinx (Eumorpha intermedia) http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/moths/nc/1051...
I'd put my money on it being the Pandorus...
REDROSE New Iberia, LA (Zone 9a) Oh my that's so beautiful!
poppysue Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) Great picture!
gardenwife Newark, OH (Zone 5b) Zoinks -- That's great, Darius! Oh, I'd have loved to have seen that handsome thing on my door. *drool*
darius So.App.Mtns. United States (Zone 5b) Lophophora, Thanks! I looked at both links, and I'm not sure. I did notice the area for the
Intermediate sphinx is smaller, and NC is listed, if that means anything.
Floridian Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) That's a great picture. And what a beautiful moth!
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