July 17, 2010
Location: Fleetwood, PA (Berks County)
this moth was hanging on my barn door most of the day yesterday. it looks a bit like a hawk moth, but they do not appear to be native to southeastern PA (Berks County). is it a hawk moth?
Sightings of Pandora Sphinx Moths, Eumorpha pandorus, like the one in your photo have been reported to us numerous times this year. Hawkmoth tends to be a term used more for European species, though Sphinx Moths and Hawkmoths are both common synonyms for moths in the family Sphingidae.