Whitelined Sphinx

Subject: Moth?
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.
Thank you
Signature: What kind of moth

Whitelined Sphinx
Whitelined Sphinx

Dear Adrian,
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.

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