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Enyo gorgon, La Isla Escondida, Colombia On our last night in La Isla Escondida, we did our second mothing session there. This session was relatively short compared to the first one, but let&#039;s see what we got. <br />
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To those that did not see this earlier, we did 5 mothing nights across 3 locations during our 2018 Colombia trip. I&#039;m sharing each shot sequentially numbered in this list:<br />
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In addition, later I plan to also make a plate, a giant poster with many of these moths cut out from their background, but don&#039;t hold your breath for that one, I&#039;m first sharing here :)<br />
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As for this moth, I&#039;m thinking family Sphingidae. Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Enyo gorgon,Fall,Geotagged,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World,gorgon Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Enyo gorgon, La Isla Escondida, Colombia

On our last night in La Isla Escondida, we did our second mothing session there. This session was relatively short compared to the first one, but let's see what we got.

To those that did not see this earlier, we did 5 mothing nights across 3 locations during our 2018 Colombia trip. I'm sharing each shot sequentially numbered in this list:


In addition, later I plan to also make a plate, a giant poster with many of these moths cut out from their background, but don't hold your breath for that one, I'm first sharing here :)

As for this moth, I'm thinking family Sphingidae.

    comments (3)

  1. Definitely headed in the right direction with the Sphingidae family! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks! Within that family, challenge is that this one is pretty generic looking. I think I'll throw it in the FB group.

      By the way, are you also seeing the optical illusion of the bottom edge of the wings seemingly folded inwards? Whilst in reality this perceived depth isn't really there?
      Posted 6 months ago
    2. Well, the FB group worked...got the ID in 2 minutes :) Posted 6 months ago

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''Enyo gorgon'' is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Mexico to the northern part of South America.

The wingspan is 66–72 mm. There are probably two to three generations per year. Adults are on from May to June, August to September and from December to January in Costa Rica. In Bolivia, adults have been recorded from October to November. It has been recorded in August in Mato Grosso in Brazil and in February in Peru.

The larvae feed on Vitaceae species, including.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
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Uploaded Jan 30, 2019. Captured Oct 21, 2018 19:15 in Orito, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm