Vine Sphinx

Banded Sphinx, Lesser Vine Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha fasciatus)
I’ve been using your site to identify some animals I’ve spotted here in San Antonio recently. You’ve got a lot of information and photos and it’s very helpful – thank you. Today I saw this monster. (I moved here from a big city, so most bugs still astound me.) I believe it’s a lesser vine sphinx moth, but can you confirm that please? I’m attaching the photo unedited but reduced in size. Sincerely,
Glenn Anderson

Hi Glenn,
It is easy to confuse the Banded Sphinx, Eumorpha fasciatus, with the Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis. We have done it ourselves in the past. This is a Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis.

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