Subject: Green Moth
Location: Collierville, TN 38017
May 31, 2016 9:13 pm
Found this beautiful fellow outside my house in Collierville, TN. Thought at first he was a Lime Hawk, but while the colors are similar, the patterns differ. Then, too, this is far from the Lime Hawk natural range. This photo was taken at night with artificial lighting. I’ll try to get a daylight shot tomorrow a.m., if he’s still there.
Signature: Nature’s Appreciative Spectator
Dear Nature’s Appreciative Spectator,
Your beauty is a Pandorus Sphinx, a North American species, unlike the Lime Hawkmoth, which is native to Europe, though we did report a North American sighting of a Lime Hawkmoth many years ago.