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Hi,
I have a catyliad orchid in bloom and noticed this beautiful moth hanging out nearby. I searched the internet to find out what it was and found your site. Are thses moths attracted to orchids? I live in Orlando, FL and this guy was here this past Saturday. He was gone the next day. I don’t know if it’s a vine sphinx or banded sphinx but I was fascinated at the 3D affect of the markings. It looked like inlaid wood! Are these rare or common? Thanks for the great site!
Debe Cummings

Hi Debe,
Both the Banded Sphinx and Vine Sphinx are found in Florida and they resemble one another. We believe your specimen is a Banded Sphinx, the more common species.

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