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Hi All,
This beautiful moth? Was on our driveway. It really looks like a wood carving. This was found in Punt Gorda, Florida (West coast). Can you identify it? Love your site. Thanks,
Daryl Ann

Hi Daryl Ann,
There are two closely related species of moths that both live in Florida and look very similar, the Banded Sphinx and the Vine Sphinx. We believe this is a Banded Sphinx because of the pink visible on the hind wings. Bill Oehlke has additional information on the Banded Sphinx, Eumorpha fasciatus, on his site.

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