Banded Sphinx from Costa Rica

Subject: Which moth is this?
Location: Boca Tapada, Costa Rica
January 26, 2013 9:22 am
Dear sir,
I found this moth in Costa Rica a few weeks a go, in Boca Tapada, in a lagoon, on a brench. What is it and is it common or rare? Thank you very much in advance !!!!
Signature: M. Van Schaik

Banded Sphinx

Dear M. Van Schaik,
This is a Banded Sphinx Moth,
Eumorpha fasciatus.  It is a wide ranging species that can be found in North America as well as in Argentina.  See the Sphingidae of the Americas for additional information.

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