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White-lined Sphinx

Hyles Lineata

Description:

A large ( 6.2 - 9.0 cm. wingspan) narrow-winged heavy bodied moth with a striped forewing and pink hindwing. The forewing is dark black-brown with the costa a lighter olive brown, a blue-grey terminal band and a longitudinal pale yellow-brown stripe. The veins are outlined in white scales. The hindwing is bright pink, with a black basal area and a black terminal band. Both sexes are similar. The white veins of the forewing separate it from the other species of Hyles.

Habitat:

Open areas such as meadows, gardens, roadsides, edges and clearings.

Notes:

Picture taken approximately10:45 pm on office porch.

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1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Hello! Have you registered for National Moth Week yet? National Moth Week is a global citizen science event that celebrates the amazing biodiversity of moths. This year, National Moth Week is July 19 to July 27! Your state, Louisiana, is not on the map yet! Looking for moths near an outside light is all you need to do. You can register for a private or public and find more information at www.nationalmothweek.org. It would be great if you are interested in participating. If you add a spotting to the “Moths of the World” mission of a moth found during National Moth Week, you will contribute to important citizen science data! The mission can be found here: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841.... Feel free to contact me with any questions via comments here or in an email: jgorneau@gmail.com.

Dolph
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Dolph

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Mar 21, 2014
Submitted on Mar 22, 2014

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