Is this a blinded sphinx?
This very cool moth showed up on my screen door this morning. He hung around all day, and is still there tonight. After looking at the pictures on your site and others, I’m thinking it is a Blinded Sphinx Moth. Can you confirm? We moved to the woods of New Hampshire a couple of years ago and run into interesting new bugs all the time. When we find something new, my 5 y/o daughter and I always go to whatsthatbug.com to try and figure out what it is. What a great website! Thanks,
Pete in Charlestown, NH
This is a Blinded Sphinx. The common name is appropriate since many moths have eyespots on their lower wings to startle predators. The pale blue spots on the Blinded Sphinx do not have pupils, hence it is blinded, resembling eyes with cataracts. One of your photos illustrates this nicely