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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: a lesser vine sphinx moth?

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2005
9:01 PM

Post #1806950

not too clear, but it's really a big moth!

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onalee
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2005
12:25 AM

Post #1807284

Perhaps the same as this: eumorpha vitis vitis - vine sphinx moth - check this site:

http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/evitivit.htm

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2005
2:27 AM

Post #1807469

onalee, i think mine is eumorpha fasciatus. the markings are alittle different and coloring not the same either on the picture you sent. i thought it was a cool moth and i'm pretty sure of the species, just wanted verification for my own head! LOL debi
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2005
8:18 AM

Post #1813543

check out 9 lined sphinx moth...it will have pink underwings

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2005
12:30 PM

Post #1813685

i just flipped it over and i see some pink. poor guy has been dead awhile now, but still in pristine condition, altho underside colors may be fading. i will check it out on google. thanks,debi

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