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Spurge Hawk-moth

Hyles euphorbiae

Description:

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

Habitat:

A native to Europe, but introduced to North America in an attempt to control the invasive plant Euphorbia esula (Leafy Spurge) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/315.... Not a bad attempt because the species only eats this plant. Slowly making it's way across North America.

Notes:

Monday was my first time seeing these guys.

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1 Comment

dominique.eghlidi
dominique.eghlidi 8 years ago

Beautiful!

LuckyLogan
Spotted by
LuckyLogan

Iowa, USA

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

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