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Nessus Sphinx

Amphion floridensis

Description:

3/4 inches big. Has a long nose/mouth for gathering pollen.

Habitat:

Garden taking pollen from Dainthus

2 Species ID Suggestions

humming bird hawk moth


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5 Comments

sarahxanderson
sarahxanderson 8 years ago

Thank you!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Nice spotting!! Nessus Sphinx, Amphion floridensis.
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...

sarahxanderson
sarahxanderson 9 years ago

Thanks! I've never seen this bug in Columbus before. I've lived here for 24years!

peter
peter 9 years ago

The long nose for collecting pollen is actually referred to as a proboscis and in some species can extend up to 10 inches, wild huh.

peter
peter 9 years ago

I believe this is a Hummingbird hawk-moth

sarahxanderson
Spotted by
sarahxanderson

Grandview Heights, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on May 29, 2011

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