Mystery Moth
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
July 13, 2011 4:36 pm
We’re trying to identify this moth – it was about 1.5 to 2 inches wide.
Signature: Rob

Blinded Sphinx

Hi Rob,
We continue to get photos of the Blinded Sphinx,
Paonias excaecatus, and it appears as though this female has laid a green egg on the right side of your photo.  See Sphingidae of the Americas for additional information and photos.

Thanks – that’s it!  I can’t believe we didn’t even notice the egg.

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