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Walnut Spinx Moth

Amorpha Juglandis


About two inches long, dangling on the side of water feature. The Walnut Sphinx is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It looked just like a dead leaf caught in a web.


It lives from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and from the southern United States up into parts of Canada. The caterpillars feed on Alder (Alnus), Hickory (Carya), Hazelnut (Corylus), Beech (Fagus), Walnut (Juglans) and Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya) species.


I've read that this is nocturnal but this pic was taken at 2:44 pm. It was gone just as the sun started going down.

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nexttogone 8 years ago

@willie, great, thanks for taking me under your wing. I hope to learn a lot from you. ")

williefromwi 8 years ago

I have met some wonderful people who have a deep passion for wildlife, and nature. I have learned a lot, and have been able to help as well. This is an ever growing great world wide community.

nexttogone 8 years ago

Thank you Willie. ") This looks like my new favorite place.

williefromwi 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Nexttogone

nexttogone 8 years ago

Thank you Juan.

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Bandera, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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