Subject: unknown colorful moth in PA
Location: Berks County, Pennsylvania
May 16, 2015 11:59 am
I have researched my Audobon guide and searched the internet but cannot find a positive ID on this pretty moth. Any ideas? Thank you!
Signature: Amy

Nessus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx

Dear Amy,
Even though this particular species was not represented, you should have seen other members of the Sphinx Moth family Sphingidae in your Audubon Guide.  This is a Nessus Sphinx,
Amphion floridensis, and you can find additional information about this diurnal species on the Sphingidae of the Americas site.  Interestingly, when we tried to name your image file for our archives, we learned that another Amy submitted an image of a Nessus Sphinx in 2010.

Location: Berks County, Pennsylvania

One Response to Nessus Sphinx

  1. I believe I have pictures of another Sphinx variety- I submitted them just now. I hope you get a chance to have a look at them! It just occurred to me to send them when I saw this picture!

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