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My husband saw this giant moth on a tree in the company parking lot today. It is a cold 65 degrees outside here in Phoenix, Arizona!

This is a Rustic Sphinx Moth and we get many reports from Arizona.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

2 Responses to Rustic Sphinx

  1. Joy Bianco says:

    I have one of these Sphniz moths out side my front door. It has been here all day.
    What do they eat and how long to they stay in one place???

    • bugman says:

      Sphinx Moths, in our experience, may remain resting for several days. They take nectar from flowers with deep throats, including petunias, four-o-clocks, honeysuckle, phlox and others.

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