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Pandorus Sphinx Moth

Found this little fella on the sidewalk in front of my office. I placed him in a more favorable habitat.


The Pandora sphinx moth (Eumorpha pandorus), also called the Pandorus Sphinx Moth is a North American moth in the Sphingidae family. It is a large, greenish gray moth with darker patches and pink edges and small pink eye spots.The underside is usually pale yellow-green or brown. It has a wingspan of 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches (8.2 - 11.5 cm), females being slightly larger than males. Pandora sphinx moths fly during dusk. Some places see only one generation a year, while others see two.

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Taken on April 9, 2008