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Pandora Sphinx moth

Description:

Large green moth.

Habitat:

Inside of a pair of pants left out on a lawn.

Notes:

This is easily the most beautiful moth I have ever seen- Luna moths eat your hearts out!

3 Species ID Suggestions

Pandora Sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Eumorpha pandorus
ReannaDee
ReannaDee 10 years ago
Oleander Hawk moth
Daphnis nerii Daphnis nerii
AmberLundeen
AmberLundeen 10 years ago
Pandora sphinx moth
Eumorpha pandorus Eumorpha pandorus


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6 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Would probably go with Dandoucette and Amberlundeen on this being a Pandora Sphinx Moth. Just my two cents worth :-)

Mel Carroll
Mel Carroll 10 years ago

Lovely specimen and great photo. I have one I found dead in my garage that I keep under glass to display, because it is so lovely. Mine is a mossier green than yours, which is amazing.

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago

I think I prefer the Sphinx moths to the Saturniids. They're just as beautiful, if not more so. They're just not as big, so you have to search for their beauty instead of having it fly into your face like the huge Saturniids!

Looks to me like a Green oleander hawk moth, but it is not found in the USA so I doubt it is one

ReannaDee
ReannaDee 10 years ago

Whoops, I think I was off just a little. Lovely picture though! :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Great first spotting! Welcome to Noah.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 7, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

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