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White-lined Sphinx Moth

Hyles lineata


Beautiful large brown moth with white stripes on the forewings. The hindwing is pink with a dark edging. It was feeding along side a Hummingbird for a while. The larva can be seen at my other spotting:


This moth was out in the middle of the day, feeding on our Mountain Penstemon that is growing wild in our grassland and chaparral areas of our property.


"The adult of this species is a key pollinator of the rare lemon lily (Lilium parryi) in California." This is my 4000th spotting!!!

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Thank you Leuba and Hema :-)

Hema a year ago

just awesome!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

What an achievement. Congratulations on your 4000th spotting Cindy!

Thank you Daniele, Graham and Ashley! I'm honored to be nominated. I hope to be able to post more spottings. I miss this community :)

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Graham Monroe
Graham Monroe a year ago

Beautiful shot!

DanielePralong a year ago

Nice to see you Cindy, and congrats on #4000!

Thank you Brian38! I was quite excited to capture one in flight ;)

Brian38 a year ago

Great 4000th !!

California, USA

Lat: 32.93, Long: -116.97

Spotted on Apr 29, 2017
Submitted on May 30, 2017

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