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One-Eyed Sphinx Moth

Smerinthus cerisyi

Description:

Large gray moth found resting on the recycling bin. Sadly, not showing off the pretty warning markings on the wings.

3 Species ID Suggestions

tocorpus11
tocorpus11 8 years ago
Cerisy's Sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi
Eutelia
Eutelia pulcherrima Genus Eutelia - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Nice

carlabrauer
carlabrauer 8 years ago

It's a brave little moth! I needed to take the recycling bin it was on to the curb over a long gravel/rock driveway, and it didn't show off it's warning markings even after the long, bumpy ride. Sad!

tocorpus11
tocorpus11 8 years ago

If you could have or still can scare it a little(just a little) It should reveal the wings underneath with eye spots and pink colors.

tocorpus11
tocorpus11 8 years ago

Cerisy's Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi

tocorpus11
tocorpus11 8 years ago

It is a species of Sphinx moth for sure.Im not sure exactly which yet

carlabrauer
carlabrauer 8 years ago

Looks similar to those Gatorfellows, but the color and habitat is off.

carlabrauer
Spotted by
carlabrauer

Port Orchard, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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