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what is this moth or what
Location:  Galveston Texas on a jetty
October 10, 2010 7:52 pm
I saw this on a jetty while fishing in the gulf of Mexico in Galveston Island Texas
Signature:  author

Tersa Sphinx

Dear author,
Your photo is of a Tersa Sphinx,
Xylophanes tersa, one of the most aerodynamic individuals in a family known for streamlined bodies and rapid flight, earning them another common name of Hummingbird Moths, though more specifically that name refers to members of the genus Hemaris.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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