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can you help me identiffy this insect?
September 3, 2009
I found tis insect in front of my door and at first I thought that was a plastic toy but when I touched it it moved. It looks like butterfly but I’m not sure if it is one.
karolina85
new jersey, united states

Pandora Sphinx

Pandora Sphinx

Hi karolina85,
Your moth is a Pandora Sphinx, Eumorpha pandorus.  It ranges through much of North America from Texas to the east.

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