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Syssphinx Moth

poss. syssphinx molina


Lovely large moth easily measuring 2.75" in diameter.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica half way through the six month rainy season.


These shots specifically taken for moth week. Shot at 2 a.m. with flash and lights.f

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LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Thank you so much Mark. This was huge for me this is the first that I have seen here in CR. The first one posted for CR too! I was so excited when I walked outside to shoot at 2 a.m. and saw this guy. It looked like there were mostly geometrid moths, of which, there are millions right now.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Fabulous moth Larry. Like a big plush toy. You guys with your moths - envy from a cold dark winter. Keep up the good work... :-)

LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Thanks Jakubko! Same to you buddy!!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Fantastic! Happy Moth Week, Larry!

Costa Rica

Lat: 10.20, Long: -85.83

Spotted on Jul 23, 2013
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013

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