Subject: What’s this Sphinx Moth?
Location: Pensacola FL
September 7, 2016 4:40 pm
Can you help me identify this moth?
Signature: Kristie Moore
We used the Sphingidae of the Americas site to identify your Mournful Sphinx, Enyo lugubris. According to the site: “Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the abdomen. Both males and females nectar at flowers during the day, making a strong whirring sound as they hover. In Florida they have been reported hovering over flowers of Asystasia gangetica at dusk.”