Subject: is tHis a moth
Location: lafayette, colorado
July 2, 2015 1:00 pm
Is this a moth? Is it native to Colorado?
These look like mating Western Poplar Sphinxes, Pachysphinx occidentalis, to us, and according to BugGuide, they are found in Colorado. According to BugGuide, the habitat is: “Riparian areas, open parklands, suburbs at low elevations; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light.”