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Spotting

Description:

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

Habitat:

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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1 Comment

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Noctuidae, not Sphingidae.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/173/bgpage...
Reminds me of the Silver Y Moth of Europe:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Y
Maybe it is from the same subfamily Plusiinae, but I did not find a reasonable match.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/12377/bgpa...

dominique.eghlidi
Spotted by
dominique.eghlidi

Oregon, USA

Lat: 45.49, Long: -122.98

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

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