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Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) Nectaring on what I&#039;m assuming was stray dog feces. At a mixed forest edge.<br />
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It was a struggle to photograph this moth as it was moving so quickly. The wingbeats were so fast that the air was vibrating! <br />
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It was a struggle to photograph this moth as it was moving so quickly. The wingbeats were so fast that the air was vibrating! <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112177/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112176/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html Amphion floridensis,Geotagged,Nessus sphinx,Spring,United States" /></a></figure><br />
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It was a struggle to photograph this moth as it was moving so quickly. The wingbeats were so fast that the air was vibrating!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112178/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112177/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html Amphion floridensis,Geotagged,Nessus sphinx,Spring,United States" /></a></figure> Amphion floridensis,Geotagged,Nessus sphinx,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis)

Nectaring on what I'm assuming was stray dog feces. At a mixed forest edge.

It was a struggle to photograph this moth as it was moving so quickly. The wingbeats were so fast that the air was vibrating!

Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) Nectaring on what I'm assuming was stray dog feces. At a mixed forest edge.<br />
<br />
It was a struggle to photograph this moth as it was moving so quickly. The wingbeats were so fast that the air was vibrating! <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112177/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112176/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html Amphion floridensis,Geotagged,Nessus sphinx,Spring,United States

Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) Nectaring on what I'm assuming was stray dog feces. At a mixed forest edge.<br />
<br />
It was a struggle to photograph this moth as it was moving so quickly. The wingbeats were so fast that the air was vibrating!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112178/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/112177/nessus_sphinx_amphion_floridensis.html Amphion floridensis,Geotagged,Nessus sphinx,Spring,United States

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''Amphion floridensis'', the Nessus sphinx, is a day-flying moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was named by Benjamin Preston Clark in 1920. It is the only member of the genus ''Amphion'' erected by Jacob Hübner in 1819. It lives throughout the eastern United States and Canada and occasionally south into Mexico, and is one of the more commonly encountered day-flying moths in the region, easily recognized by the two bright-yellow bands across the abdomen.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Apr 6, 2021. Captured Apr 6, 2021 11:30 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/25.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm