Twigs in the night
Location: Central Texas
September 29, 2010 7:55 am
I found this butterfly or moth outside my apartment on 24 Sept. at 8:30 in the morning. I live in Copperas Cove, a town in Central Texas near Fort Hood. The markings look like twigs in amazing detail with a night time background.
“Twigs in the night” is surely an artful description of the markings of the Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis, which you may read about on Bill Oehlke’s website Sphingidae of the Americas.