Banded Sphinx

Subject: Do you know what this is?
Location: SW FL
April 17, 2014 6:36 pm
I live in South West Florida and on the morning of 4/17/14 this creature was on my door when I exited my house. There is no direct sun at my door. There is a flowering bush about 10 meters away. I’ve never seen anything like this. Can you help me find out what it is? Thank you.
Signature: Tamara

Banded Sphinx
Banded Sphinx

Hi Tamara,
This beautiful moth is known as a Banded Sphinx,
Eumorpha fasciatus, and you may read more about the species on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

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