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what is this moth?
July 22, 2009
I was on vacation a few days ago, and i came across this beautiful lepidopterid. I’ve had a hard time identifying it, so i was hoping to find an answer here. Thanks!
Rob
Saratoga County, New York

Wild Cherry Sphinx

Wild Cherry Sphinx

Hi Rob,
While it is not as colorful as other members in the family Sphingidae, this Wild Cherry Sphinx, Sphinx drupiferarum, has lovely markings.  According to Bill Oehlke’s awesome website:  “Sphinx drupiferarum larvae hide in the day and feed primarily on cherry, plum, and apple at night.

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