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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:
Thanks, Jacob, and thanks very much for the ID.
Definitely S. franckii in my eyes. Super find! I would love to see these. Sphinx moths are my favorite.
Well, that's kind of exciting. Thanks ... let me know!
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!
Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48
Spotted on Aug 14, 2014 Submitted on Aug 17, 2014