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I spotted these female hawk moths around 3PM and the males starting at 5PM.


The female hawk moths were pollination Pink Lady's Thumb (Persicaria vulgaris) around the edge of a dried up lake at Jackson Bottom Wetland reserve in Cornelius, Oregon. I found the males out patrolling the field of flowers in the lake bed a little bit later in the day and I'm working on getting a better picture of them.

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bayucca 6 years ago

Noctuidae, not Sphingidae.
Reminds me of the Silver Y Moth of Europe:
Maybe it is from the same subfamily Plusiinae, but I did not find a reasonable match.

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Oct 3, 2014
Submitted on Oct 5, 2014

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