Subject: what’s this moth?
Location: Bothell Wa 98011
July 15, 2012 8:53 pm
Found this guy in my carport this afternoon. Since I haven’t noticed noticed many this large (2-3 inches) here I’m curious as to what it might be.
photo taken 7/15/2012, around 3pm in shaded carport, Bothell
This lovely moth is a Blinded Sphinx, Paonias excaecata. The common name is derived from the eyespots on the underwings which are hidden in your photograph. You can get additional information on the species on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.