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Apple Sphinx Moth

Sphinx gordius

Description:

Family: Sphingidae, Subfamily: Sphinginae. Large Sphinx Moths. Length: 50 mm. Wingspan: 101 mm. Gray FW has black dashes extending between veins in median area. Conspicuous white reniform spot is outlined black. Fray HW has a thick terminal band. Thorax is black. Hosts: Apple, sweet fern, blueberry.

Habitat:

Woods, fields, meadows. Came to light near blueberry bushes.

Notes:

Third photo ruler measurement is in inches. 2 inches (50 mm)

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penna, USA

Lat: 40.84, Long: -75.64

Spotted on Jul 11, 2014
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014

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