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Hermit Sphinx Moth

Lintneria eremitus

Description:

Family: Sphingidae Subfamily: Sphinginae (large sphinx moths). Total length: 35-40 mm. Wingspan: 65-75 mm. Grayish brown FW has inconspicuous wavy blackish lines. Black dashes extend from median area to apex. Black-edged reniform sport (sometimes double) is white. Hosts: Bee balm, mint, bugleweed, and sage.

Habitat:

Gardens and yards.

Notes:

It pays to get to know your neighbors. They found this moth and wondered what it was. Attached to a paint stick.

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Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2013
Submitted on Jul 20, 2013

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