Subject: Moth in Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
October 2, 2012 6:39 pm
This is probably a very common moth in these parts but I’ve just arrived from the UK so all sorts of things are new to me. Didn’t know American Robins were different to British ones for starters! Anyway, if you could identify this for me I’d be most greatful. Many thanks in advance.
The Whitelined Sphinx, Hyles lineata, is one of the most common large moths in North America, and it is found in all 48 lower states as well as Canada. It is nonetheless a lovely moth. See the Sphingidae of the Americas website for additional information.