Subject: Moth ID
Location: Zip 18360, Stroudsburg PA
July 15, 2013 3:28 pm
Found this in my garden today.
What is it?
Signature: Pat

Blinded Sphinx

Blinded Sphinx

Dear Pat,
Thank you so much for submitting your photo of a Blinded Sphinx,
Paonias excaecata.  If it reveals its underwings, they appear as a pair of blind eyes without pupils, hence the common name.  You can read more about the Blinded Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

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