Category: hawk moths

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

Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculat…

Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculata). Very friendly, very interested in my armpits.

Photos from March 25 / Posted April 4, 2018

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