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Walnut Sphinx Moth

Amorpha juglandis

Description:

Edit: Thanks to a fellow projectnoah user’s suggestion and further reading, I believe this to be a Walnut Sphinx Moth. I have seen these beauties in our area often, but this one had an interesting purple color variation that I found just fascinating. It had an approximate wingspan of 2 inches.

Habitat:

Deciduous Forest

Notes:

I have seen these beauties in our area but I am not sure what they are. Sphinx moth of some variety? Thanks in advance for suggestions.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Walnut Sphinx
Amorpha juglandis Amorpha juglandis - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

BrittJ
BrittJ 2 years ago

@bayucca Excellent! Thank you!

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Sphingidae, Smerinthinae, Smerinthini, Amorpha juglandis. Extremely variable, indeed!!
https://bugguide.net/node/view/4144/bgim...

BrittJ
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BrittJ

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 25, 2019
Submitted on Apr 25, 2019

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