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!
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.