Subject: Moths
Location: Cedarpines park California
April 21, 2017 11:22 pm
It was nighttime it was on my house very beautiful
Signature: Tina McClellan

Whitelined Sphinx

Dear Tina,
Your report is the third posting we have created today of a Whitelined Sphinx sighting.

Location: Cedarpines Park, California

3 Responses to Whitelined Sphinx

  1. Debb says:

    On Easter Sunday these moths were densely populating along a long trail, happy and flying among the local wildflowers on the PV Peninsula . This on a protected PV land conservancy trail starting at Forrestal Drive.

    • bugman says:

      Caterpillars feed on the leaves of several native wildflowers, and since their diet is not limited to a single plant species or genus, they have had plenty of food this year, and bigger caterpillars make bigger moths. We are seeing White Lined Sphinxes at our office porch light in Mount Washington and yesterday two different individuals got inside when the front door was opened. They had to be returned outside before the office cat got to them.

  2. Bob says:

    I just saw and photographed one of these in Kalispell, Montana. Huge moth!

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