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Pandorus Sphinx

Eumorpha pandorus

Description:

Pale green forward wing has complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through inner ST area. Thorax is pale green with dark tegulae. Hodges #7859 Host plants are Grape, Ampelopsis, Virginia creeper.

Habitat:

Rich misic woods

Notes:

My favorite sphinx. I've only ever seen this moth once before here, and it was years ago. This moth was fresh, newly eclosed and had chosen a daylily to dry his wings on. After my photo shoot, I moved it to the 'cathouse' and released it at dusk.

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3 Comments

cherohio
cherohio 7 years ago

This is my favorite, too! This moth has real attitude!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Mona.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful..., very nice series..

DianePlatcoBrooks
Spotted by
DianePlatcoBrooks

Corning, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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