Location: South South East Texas (Surfside)
April 25, 2012 1:08 pm
I thought this was really cool, it looked like a jet. I think it’s some kind of sphinx moth. I know the pic isn’t great, but it’s the only one I have.
Signature: HereFishyFishy

Mournful Sphinx

Dear HereFishyFishy,
This somber Sphinx goes by the austere name Mournful Sphinx.  Its shape is quite distinctive.  You may read more about it on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

Location: Texas

One Response to Mournful Sphinx

  1. Kathy Judy says:

    Had one yesterday in my backyard. Never saw such a thing. I live in Altoona PA! What was it doing here??? I have a good pic of it on facebook.

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