Lettered Sphinx

Subject: Moth
Location: Ribgwood, NJ
May 5, 2013 12:17 pm
I found this moth that appears to have a horn on ots back. Peculiar!
Signature: Christy

Lettered Sphinx
Lettered Sphinx

Hi Christy,
Though your photo is blurry, we believe we have correctly identified your moth as a Lettered Sphinx,
Deidamia inscriptum, thanks to photos posted on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.  The site states:  “Males rest with the typical strong curve to the abdomen,” which indicates your individual is a male.  Did you by chance mean Ringwood, New Jersey?

Hello. I am so sorry. Yes, Ringwood.
Sorry it is blurry. I was trying to get close without it flying away. I think it is still there. Very cool!!!

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