Pandora Sphinx

hawk moth?
July 17, 2010
Location:  Fleetwood, PA (Berks County)
this moth was hanging on my barn door most of the day yesterday. it looks a bit like a hawk moth, but they do not appear to be native to southeastern PA (Berks County). is it a hawk moth?

Pandora Sphinx

Hi Dan,
Sightings of Pandora Sphinx Moths,
Eumorpha pandorus, like the one in your photo have been reported to us numerous times this year.  Hawkmoth tends to be a term used more for European species, though Sphinx Moths and Hawkmoths are both common synonyms for moths in the family Sphingidae.

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