Found a huge, brown moth on my daughter’s bike tire, what is it?
July 3, 2010
At an invitation to “come outside and see something really cool” I followed my 6 year old out to her bike. I was surprised to find a moth about 3 inches long resting on her tire. It has a beautiful face with huge, dark eyes. I searched the web and thought it might be a Sphinx Moth of some sort, you can hopefully tell me better.
Tamworth, Ontario, Canada
YOur moth is a Northern Ash Sphinx, Sphinx chersis, and Bill Oehlke’s excellent website has some great information on the species.