Nessus Sphinx

This is just one of the reasons to drive slow through Goethe State Forest. The Nessus Sphinx Moth

Nessus Sphinx Moth | February 28 | Alice Mary Herden
Nessus Sphinx Moth | February 28 | Alice Mary Herden

Really surprised this moth stayed still for a while for me snap some photos.

Average size is around 1-2 inches, seen during the day gathering nectar, its host plant is the Virginia Creeper.

Don’t forget National Moth Week is July 20-28: http://nationalmothweek.org/


Links
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amphion-floridensis

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