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Erinnyis obscura Uncertain on this Erinnyis obscura,Geotagged,Obscure sphinx,Paraguay,Summer,ello sphinx,moth,sphingidae Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Yes the banding on the abdomen is weak or missing... maybe Erinnyis obscura ? Posted 3 years ago
    1. I think you're right Mark. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Nice find, Tito! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks. I remember that in previous summers we would see a range of different months. It could be that extensive crop fumigation is having its toll on the insect population of the country.
      Posted 3 years ago

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The obscure sphinx is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It lives from the northern part of South America up to the central United States.

The wingspan is 56–65 mm. Females have almost uniformly grey forewings with black markings on the basal half and near the center of the costa, although some are nearly all black. The upperside of the male forewing is pale gray with black markings and a black line in the center running from the base to about three-fourths of the wing length. In.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Tito Lahaye
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By Tito Lahaye

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Uploaded Mar 10, 2016. Captured Mar 5, 2016 21:01 in Unnamed Road, Paraguay.
  • Lumia 920
  • f/2.0
  • 1/28s
  • ISO100