Subject: Cool moth
Location: South Florida (Miami)
December 1, 2013 9:12 am
I would like to know what kind of moth this is, I found it sitting outside on a leaf near my oak trees.
Signature: Jessica

Streaked Sphinx

Streaked Sphinx

Hi Jessica,
This beautiful and very streamlined moth is a Streaked Sphinx,
Protambulyx strigilis, and you can read more about this species on Sphingidae of the Americas.  It seems Florida sightings are getting more and more common, and this might be a direct effect of global warming.

Streaked Sphinx

Streaked Sphinx

Location: Miami, Florida

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