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White-lined Sphinx

Hyles lineata

Description:

Very fast flying moth that resembles a hummingbird. It's mostly drab olive and tan, except for a pink median band on the hindwing. Close to 2 inches in size.

Habitat:

In a rural wildflower garden.

Notes:

Adults usually fly during the crepuscular and night hours of the day, but I saw this one midday during a solar eclipse.

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5 Comments

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a week ago

I love these guys...they and the hummingbirds keep our garden pretty active.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a week ago

Thanks triggsturner. It's my pleasure to share them - it's so hard for me to get shots of these moths that aren't completely blurry because they never seem to stop and rest :)

triggsturner
triggsturner a week ago

Great images Christine. Thank you for sharing them.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a week ago

Your welcome, Christine Y.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 weeks ago

Thanks maplemoth :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 weeks ago

A beautiful photo...

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.93, Long: -73.45

Spotted on Aug 21, 2017
Submitted on Sep 10, 2017

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