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Friday, September 1, 2017

Pandorus Sphinx Moth..not Lime-Hawk Moth

Our daughter sent these to me earlier today...from where she works.  I thought it was a Lime-hawk moth but now not sure at all.  I forgot to ask her what she had found.

I think it is gorgeous...

There are some woods not far from where she works, it is on the edge of Terre Haute.  Anyway, she has visitors quite often of this sort.  You can see a couple of other moths Here and Here...

Also, thanks to Ginny for the ID....

23 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Eumorpha Pandorus or Pandorus Sphinx. That is what the moth is. It is amazing! Looks like it is wearing an army camouflage uniform!!!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Whatever he's called he's rather splendid.

Meggie said...

Stunning is the word that comes to mind for the moth... I also took a look at your 2 links. I've never seen moths so large.... beautiful.

Nancy Chan said...

That is a beauty! Twice I have seen this in my garden but now no sign of it. Have a beautiful weekend!

Tom said...

...WOW, camouflaged!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful and exotic looking moth. I do not think I have ever seen one. Your photos are wonderful. Happy weekend to you!

don said...

Regardless of its name, these pictures are great close ups of this amazing creature.

Sandra said...

I have never seen anything like it. I will send this to my friend whose husband works for the govt counting butterflies. she will know. this is an amazing moth and stunning photo of it. feels like I could touch it.

Sandra said...

oops just read G comment and she id it.

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful creature!

Denise inVA said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolute beauty. Great photos! Thanks for sharing Rose, and please thank your daughter too.

Sandi said...

HOW COOL is that???

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful
MB

Carol Mattingly said...

What a phenomenal photo. Absolutely stunning. Carol

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW! What a beautiful creature.

Patti said...

It sure is pretty!

Christine said...

That is one amazing moth! What a beauty!

happyone said...

I've never seen one of them. Wow, amazing.

Felicia said...

Oh my that is definitely beautiful. I've never seen one like this.

Red Rose Alley said...

That's incredible, Rose. Such an unusual looking fellow. Isn't nature something else?

~Sheri

Bonny Bonafilla said...

My goodness! That's a truly amazing moth. I've never seen anything like it. It must be so hard to spot when it sits in the foliage.

Jeevan said...

Very interesting moth and she got amazing details through her capture! Thanks for sharing

Klara S said...

Excentric!

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