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Modest Sphinx

Pachysphinx modesta


Modest Sphinx moth found while railroading. About average size, 92mm wingspan.


Swampy woodlands bordering farms along the railroad.


I found this dead Modest Sphinx moth near Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. I collected it in a disposable cup and brought it home to photograph it. Photographed using a Nikon D5300, Micro-NIKKOR 200mm 1:4 lens with Nikon PB III Bellows. Cognysis Stackshot controlled by Zerene Stacker. 56 image stack.

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Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 44.46, Long: -89.81

Spotted on Jun 8, 2019
Submitted on Jun 12, 2019

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