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Is this a moth??
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
August 31, 2011 5:46 pm
This is hanging out on the wall of our covered porch. My boyfriend and I are wondering if it is a moth and if that is a stinger on its tail. It is in the upper nineties right now and we have been getting around a storm a week for the past month. It has been there all day without moving.
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Tersa Sphinx

Dear WITW,
This aerodynamic moth is a Sphinx Moth in the family Sphingidae.  The species is
Xylophanes tersa, commonly called the Tersa Sphinx and you may verify our identification on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Arkansas

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