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Hodges 7859. Picture does not show the beautiful green coloration on this magnificent hawk moth.
Grass field bordered by woods, my backyard.
This moth was feeding on petunias (see purple petal in photo) in a hanging basket around 10 p.m. A very strong flyer, it did not want to settle down to have its picture taken. I was unable to get a good picture of its face, with tightly coiled proboscis. I really like the striking coloration and patterns on this moth.