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Crazy Bug
Location: Near New Port Richie, FL
March 13, 2012 8:31 am
WTB? My sister took these pictures of this near a pond outside of her work. She said it is about 4 ft [sic] across? What in the world is this??
Signature: M.A.S.

Pandora Sphinx

Dear M.A.S.,
This beautiful and streamlined moth,
Eumorpha pandorus, is commonly called a Pandora Sphinx.  Thanks to a comment from Trevor, we would like to draw to your attention that this moth was most likely four INCHES across.

 

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

3 Responses to Pandora Sphinx

  1. aussietrev says:

    Hey guys I really hope that is a typo and that Sphinx is not 4 ft across! Attack of the mutant Sphinx moths?

    • bugman says:

      Thanks for catching that Trevor. We don’t alter the letters we receive, but we will add a note to our response.

  2. I saw this moth last year . It stayed for couple of weeks outside my apt. Thought it looked like desert Storm bomber

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