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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 10 months ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 10 months 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 10 months ago

Great images Christine. Thank you for sharing them.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 10 months ago

Your welcome, Christine Y.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 10 months ago

Thanks maplemoth :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 10 months 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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