identification of a moth
Can you please tell me what this moth is. It and many others were feeding at my honeysuckle bush one evening. The sound like and are about the same size as a hummingbird. I found one on your website that was similar. Is it a striped morning sphinx? Can you tell me anything about them ie. are they a pest or a friend to the garden?
Thanks, W. McCoy
Vernon, BC Canada
Hi W. McCoy
You are absolutely correct in the Striped Morning Sphinx identification. They are beneficial for pollination purposes. If the larvae get too numerous, they can do some temporary damage to plants by eating leaves. I just let the larvae feed on my fuschia leaves so I can benefit from the moths later.