hawk moth id?

Magnolia, TX(Zone 9a)

NOT my pic so dunno if it works

Thumbnail by kittriana
Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

That is not a Hawk Moth, it is a Silk Moth in the family Saturnidae. It is in the genus Hyalophora, possibly the Columbia Silk Moth - Hyalophora columbia:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/41872/bgpage

Ken

Magnolia, TX(Zone 9a)

Wow. do the antennae still indicate sex?

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Yes they do, but it is hard to tell from your picture. Both sexes have pectinate antennae, but the males are more strongly pectinate. This is a female:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/369277/bgpage
and this is a male:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/476287/bgpage

Ken

Magnolia, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanx Ken. info sent to Jen.

Northeast, WA(Zone 5a)

Pretty good thanks to you both. Especially you Kitt. Wouldn't have found Ken for the info without you. LOL

Magnolia, TX(Zone 9a)

Chuckl. well found

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I was lurking , I had it Half correct ..lol

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