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Franck's Sphinx

Sphinx franckii

Description:

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.

Notes:

BugGuide:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/35566

Another spotting, same species:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/668...

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4 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

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

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 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!

suzmonk
Spotted by
suzmonk

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

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

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