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Giant tan moths with white markings attracted to the porch light in the evening.
Thank you, and thanks Karen for sharing on Facebook! These moths are very cool. :)
Fun fact! Sphrinx moths’ size and rapid wing beats allow them to hover and feed like hummingbirds, and they are sometimes even mistaken for hummingbirds! Many species are regular visitors to porch lights and can sometimes be gently coaxed on to a hand - as demonstrated here! https://upload.facebook.com/projectnoah/...
There has been a bunch of spottings of these lovely moths across southern California this past week! Nice capture and series!
Spotted on Feb 16, 2014 Submitted on Feb 18, 2014
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