Moth-like creature
Location: NE Polk County, Florida
March 14, 2012 6:55 am
Photos taken March 6, 2012. On driveway of our home in NE Polk County, Florida.
Signature: John Corn

Tersa Sphinx

Dear John,
Your moth-like creature is a Tersa Sphinx, a member of the Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth family Sphingidae.  Sphinx Moths are known for their rapid flight and diurnal species are frequently mistaken for hummingbirds.  With spring upon us in the northern hemisphere, we expect to be getting numerous more moth identification requests, especially Sphinx Moths and Giant Silkmoths because of their large size.

Location: Florida

2 Responses to Tersa Sphinx

  1. TRK says:

    I pictured this species at Osmaniye Turkey. Isn’t it weird?

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