Central Florida, photo taken 9.3.08.
Is this a mournful sphinx? It drinks from my pentas in the evening and hovers like a hummingbird. I’ve always called them hummingbird hawk moths. They come in pairs, and one is darker than the other. They are 1-1.5" tip to tail. Thanks,
In our opinion, you are correct with your identification of a Mournful Sphinx, Enyo lugubris. You can read more about this wide ranging Sphinx on Bill Oehlke’s website.