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Franck's Sphinx

Sphinx franckii


Large moth in the late afternoon, about 2.5 inches long ... almost didn't see it because it was so nearly the same color as the sidewalk.



Another spotting, same species:

1 species ID suggestions


suzmonk 4 years ago

Thanks, Jacob, and thanks very much for the ID.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Definitely S. franckii in my eyes. Super find! I would love to see these. Sphinx moths are my favorite.

suzmonk 4 years ago

Well, that's kind of exciting. Thanks ... let me know!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

I'm going to double check my references, but I don't think it could be mistaken for anything else. Sphinx franckii is a very (!) infrequently recorded species!

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Aug 14, 2014
Submitted on Aug 17, 2014

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