Subject: Beautifully patterned sphinx moth
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
May 31, 2013 4:19 pm
I came across this beautifully patterned sphinx moth-I am not sure what species- at work today. I love sphinx moths because of their often spectacular wing patterns and their willingness to be still for photos. If you can provide me with a species ID that’s be great although I am gunna post to bugguide as well. I hope you enjoy the photo. Sorry the quality isn’t the greatest. I had only my phone with me. Thanks again for a wonderful service!
Since you are also posting to BugGuide, you probably already know that this is a Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis, which we identified on the Sphingidae of the Americas website. Once things are posted to BugGuide, there is a large network of folks who can assist. Our tiny editorial staff does all postings to our site, so we have fewer examples of each species. We see that BugGuide has already provided your answer.