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Banded Sphinx

Eumorpha fasciatus

Description:

Banded Sphinx, late in the season ... didn't spot one back in the summer, when there were so many moths to see.

Habitat:

Scooba, Miss.

Notes:

Originally ID'ed as Eumorpha vitis, Vine Sphinx. Spotting corrected.

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2 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Thank you, ForestDragon! Now that I know what difference I'm looking for, I see you are quite right. I'll make the correction.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

suzmonk, I believe this is a Banded Sphinx. They are very similar. The Banded Sphinx ( Eumorpha fasciatus ) has a solid brown front edge to the forwings, whereas the Vine Sphinx (Eumorpha vitis) does not.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/55225
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4747

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Looking online a bit more. This might be Banded Sphinx Moth, Eumorpha fasciatus, instead ... any moth experts?

suzmonk
Spotted by
suzmonk

Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Oct 16, 2014
Submitted on Oct 20, 2014

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