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Tersa Sphinx Moth

Xylophanes tersa tersa


This moth has a very sleek look to it. Various shades of brown with lengthwise dark brown streaks on wings and body. Body is a more reddish brown and wings are a more ashy brown. No visible antennae.


Found on a lemongrass plant in herb garden


I spotted this moth last summer (2010). This is the only time that I have ever seen one.

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2010
Submitted on Mar 30, 2011

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