patchesthecryptid:

patchesthecryptid:

@nanonaturalist what kinda beautiful friend is this? It looks like a cross between a vine sphinx and a rosy maple

iNat to the rescue!

It is a Sphinx moth for sure (wing shape!). The species is Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus) and it’s native to Eurasia and northern Africa. Also, BEAUTIFUL 😍

September 14, 2018