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Franck's Sphinx

Sphinx franckii

Description:

Spotted another of these on Aug. 14 ... this one was in far better shape, out of traffic and with a chance to take its next step successfully. Wish my photos could do it proper justice. Late afternoon spotting, hard sunlight on a slant and the green pole didn't help. Still, a beautiful creature!

Notes:

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

Another spotting, same species:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/646...


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3 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 4 years ago

Saw two more of these this afternoon ... same location. All hatching out at about the same time, perhaps.

suzmonk
suzmonk 4 years ago

Thank you, Lucky ... this moth was positioned so that I could get a shot of its fuzzy little face. Jacob remarked, when I posted a quick shot of the same species over the weekend, that it's kind of an uncommon spotting. So it was pretty cool to get a chance to see it again. Ta-raaa!

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 4 years ago

Nice find suzmonk! Nice pattern and coloration on this one :)

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Aug 18, 2014
Submitted on Aug 19, 2014

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