Modest Sphinx

Subject: Giant Moth!
Location: Holbein, Saskatchewan
June 11, 2015 11:20 pm
I have lived in Holbein Saskatchewan for the past 6 years. The last two spring/summers I have come across 2 of these giant moths which are about 3 inches long (we have an acreage consisting of 10 acres). I am from Vancouver and never have a seen such a huge moth. It’s quite stormy and windy out (probably about 15 degrees Celsius) and the moth was banging on the door (literally … I had to get up and check it out). It seemed to be attracted to light and the bright white door.
Signature: Kelly

Modest Sphinx
Modest Sphinx

Dear Kelly,
This impressive moth is a Modest Sphinx,
Pachysphinx modesta, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.

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