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Spurge Hawk-moth

Hyles euphorbiae


"Small sphinx" Pale yellow and "gray" more green in this case. Flies after 11:00 central time in this area.


A native to Europe, but introduced to North America in an attempt to control the invasive plant Euphorbia esula (Leafy Spurge) Not a bad attempt because the species only eats this plant. Slowly making it's way across North America.


Monday was my first time seeing these guys.

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dominique.eghlidi 8 years ago


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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2014
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

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