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Can anyone identify this moth

Post  GloriaG on 4/19/2013, 8:10 pm

I was outside covering my tomato plants this afternoon and found this fellow flying around my petunias. It's huge - almost as large as a hummingbird. It hovers and has a very long tongue to sip nectar. Does anyone know what kind of moth it is?





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Post  drixnot on 4/19/2013, 8:23 pm

white lined sphinx moth
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Post  camprn on 4/19/2013, 9:27 pm

A beautiful moth.

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Post  GloriaG on 4/20/2013, 12:39 am

Thanks for the information.

I just looked up White Lined Sphinx and found it's the moth form of our famous "tomato horn worms" Too bad, now I'll have to stand guard over the tomatoes.
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