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Honey Locust Silk Moth

Syssphinx sp.

Description:

A bright orange and pink Silk Moth, 3 cm in length. No white spots on the upper wing but lots of brown spotting and the long diagonal line is slightly curved. This is a male. The genus Syssphinx used to be Sphingicampa. Family Saturniidae.

Habitat:

Photographed at a Black Light, Km 15.5, Highway between San Cristobal and Tuxtla Gutierrez, overlooking the Grijalva valley, Chiapas, Mexico.

Notes:

https://pbase.com/markb249/image/Sphingi... https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardwc/... http://dpr.ncparks.gov/moths/view.php? http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed... https://bugguide.net/node/view/1680560 https://bugguide.net/node/view/1671087

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LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 22, 2019
Submitted on Jul 25, 2019

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