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White-lined Sphinx - Hyles lineata Very fast flying moth that resembles a hummingbird. It&#039;s mostly drab olive and tan, except for a pink median band on the hindwings. <br />
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Habitat: Rural garden Geotagged,Hyles lineata,Summer,United States,White-lined sphinx,moth Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

White-lined Sphinx - Hyles lineata

Very fast flying moth that resembles a hummingbird. It's mostly drab olive and tan, except for a pink median band on the hindwings.

Habitat: Rural garden

    comments (8)

  1. Fantastic!! Have you heard the proposed reason for this adaptation (looking like hummingbirds)? It is really interesting! I read an article about it recently. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks! No, I haven’t read about that! What was the reason? Posted 10 days ago
  2. Owwwww, nailed it! That's a glorious shot, you should be very proud. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 10 days ago
  3. fantastic hawk moth shot. it is a similar athletic discipline to getting a hummingbird on a zinnia! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks Annette! It was so fast that I didn’t expect to get a shot! Posted 10 days ago
  4. Fantastic!!! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 10 days ago

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The white-lined sphinx , commonly known as the hummingbird moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. Its range extends from Central America, through the United States and into parts of Canada.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 10:30 in Main, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/790s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm