Gaudy Sphinx from Argentina

Found another bug for you
Location:  Iguazu, Argentina.
November 7, 2012
Daniel, I found this bug hanging out on an exterior wall of the LOI Suites Hotel at night in Iguazu, Argentina. What type of bug is it?
Allison Jones

Gaudy Sphinx

Hi Allison,
We miss you at LACC.  This beautiful moth is a Gaudy Sphinx,
Eumorpha labruscae, a species of Hawkmoth or Sphinx Moth.  It is a wide ranging species, and individuals are frequently reported from Florida as well as from the Caribbean.  You may read more about the Gaudy Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

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