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.

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