Subject: Moth in Arizona
Location: Gold Canyon, AZ
August 29, 2015 4:36 pm
This moth is on my back patio door with his wings folded. I almost missed him. I touched his body and his wings opened.
Signature: Lucy in AZ
This impressive moth is a Five Spotted Hawkmoth, Manduca quinquemaculata, and its caterpillars feed on the leaves of tomato and other cultivated plants in the same family. You can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.