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Banded Sphinx

Eumorpha fasciatus


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


Scooba, Miss.


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

No species ID suggestions


suzmonk 4 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 4 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.

suzmonk 4 years ago

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

Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

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

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