Whitelined Sphinx

Subject: moth?
Location: los Angeles, ca
February 12, 2014 12:01 pm
Hi, I was wondering if you could identify this bug. It’s not like any other moth I’ve seen and wonder if it’s a moth at all?
Signature: crazy moth

Whitelined Sphinx
Whitelined Sphinx

Dear crazy moth,
The Whitelined Sphinx is a common moth in the Los Angeles area.  It is a species that thrives in desert areas of the Southwest and when conditions are right, Whitelined Sphinxes can be attracted in great numbers to lights.


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