Black & Beige VERY LARGE insect..
Location: South Florida
July 21, 2011 7:05 am
Am located in South Florida and this insect was on my screen for the entire day. It is approxiamtely 2 1/2” long and is beieg and black. Hopefully, someone will be able to identify it for me. Thanks.
There are two closely related Sphinx Moths in the genus Eumorpha that look very similar, and they are easily confused. You have a Banded Sphinx, Eumorpha fasciatus, and you may read about it on the Sphingidae of the Americas website. BugGuide also has a nice description of the species. The caterpillars feed on plants in the primrose family.