Location: Arcadia California
March 9, 2013 6:11 pm
My name is Adrian and I found this moth outside of my front door. I was hoping you can offer more information about its species or meaning of its origin.
Signature: What kind of moth
Your moth is a Whitelined Sphinx or Striped Morning Sphinx, Hyles lineata, and people often encounter the species the first time when it is discovered clinging to the wall near a light that has been left on all night long. The Whitelined Sphinx is a wide ranging species that has been reported in all forty eight lower states.