Moth in the Everglades
Location: Everglades, Florida
October 24, 2011 9:09 pm
Hello, I took this photo while on a slog through the Everglades (mid-October). Could you help me identify it?
Signature: Jim Poyser
Your somber moth, Enyo lugubris, goes by the common name the Mournful Sphinx. The Sphingidae of the Americas website is always a great place to identify Sphinx Moths from the family Sphingidae. The species is found in the southernmost portions of North America as well as the tropics of Central and South America. According to BugGuide, it is found in “Forests, edges, presumably.”