Subject: Which moth is this?
Location: Boca Tapada, Costa Rica
January 26, 2013 9:22 am
I found this moth in Costa Rica a few weeks a go, in Boca Tapada, in a lagoon, on a brench. What is it and is it common or rare? Thank you very much in advance !!!!
Signature: M. Van Schaik
Dear M. Van Schaik,
This is a Banded Sphinx Moth, Eumorpha fasciatus. It is a wide ranging species that can be found in North America as well as in Argentina. See the Sphingidae of the Americas for additional information.