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Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Hyles gallii


I love the time of the year when the high phlox bloom and the Spinx Moth come out at night. Aqua eyes, orange lower wing with brown edge. greenish tan body. tan and stripped buff abdomen.


High Phlox, evening.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Lovely shots Doreen. Well deserved SOTD - Congratulations !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Good series Doreen. Congrats on the SOTD.

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Doreen, your Bedstraw Hawkmoth is our Spotting of the Day!

"Perfect timing! This Bedstraw Hawkmoth (Hyles gallii) is our Spotting of the Day. Project Noah member doreen.chambers.14 caught this moth in flight in the evening while it visited phlox bloom. The Bedstraw Hawkmoth is a moth of the family Sphingidae. Larvae feed on fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium, Epilobium montanum), on bedstraw (Galium verum and Galium mollugo) and various other plants".



DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks for the correction Doreen, it looks like a match to me!

doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Daniel. It is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth.

doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Felix. Thanks. I am quite happy about the images too. Taken in the dark. I didn't know my camera take such a nice picture at night.

doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Daniele no I really am not sure about the ID I know it is a Sphinx.. Any idea??

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Great series of shots Doreen! Are you sure about the ID? Sphinx kalmiae doesn't have red on the hindwing:

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Great shots!

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2017
Submitted on Aug 15, 2017

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