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Convolvulus Hawkmoth

Agrius convolvuli


My student and I were so excited to check our moth's box this morning and see that he (or she?) had emerged! Because of his grayish-colored wings, we named him Smokey. :-) I was able to gently lift the wing and in the last pic you can see the pink and black bands on the abdomen, which helped me with the ID.


reared indoors; larva found on a basil plant in a cultivated desert garden


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maplemoth662 4 years ago

Your welcome, Bernadette S....

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 years ago

Thank you, maplemoth662.

maplemoth662 4 years ago

Four, very pretty photos, of a very pretty Moth....

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Thanks @SukanyaDatta! It was indeed a fantastic experience for myself and the students. :-)

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

It must be a great feeling to see the entire metamorphosis. Congrats!
Go! Smokey (very apt name)

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Sep 20, 2017
Submitted on Sep 20, 2017

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