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Convolvulus Hawkmoth

Agrius convolvuli

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Larva spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171... Pupa spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/132...

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5 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

Your welcome, Bernadette S....

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 years ago

Thank you, maplemoth662.

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
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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