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Modest Sphinx , female

Pachysphinx modesta


Large moth with gorgeous blue- gray tints. Found on the side birdhouse at the Ogden Nature Center. Upperside of forewing is gray with the basal third lighter; sometimes the outer third also is light, leaving just the median band dark. Upperside of hindwing is gray with a crimson patch and an inward-pointing blue-black triangle near the outer margin.


Riparian areas and moist mountainsides Range: Maine south to north Florida; west to Washington, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. Also Baja California Norte

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Utah, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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