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Tersa Sphinx Moth

Xylophanes tersa

Description:

I'm kinda crunched for time right now, but check the references I included! That says everything I would, anyways, and by people with professional experience in this sort of thing.

Habitat:

Apparently parking garages in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston.

Notes:

I've been referring to it as the Rocketeer Moth because, at first glance, I thought it was some kind of art deco project someone may have dropped in my parking garage. It was such a beautiful and unusual find in the middle of an urban area (though one with plenty of trees and small wild animals, so not too surprising), I had to snap a photo.

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2 Comments

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Thank you, J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Beautiful indeed!

MeredithNudo
Spotted by
MeredithNudo

Texas, USA

Lat: 29.97, Long: -95.53

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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