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White-lined Sphinx Moth

Hyles lineata

Description:

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: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/230...

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

"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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8 Comments

Thank you Leuba and Hema :-)

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
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
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
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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