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Pachysphinx modesta Pachysphinx modesta (Modest Sphinx, Poplar Sphinx) Geotagged,Minnesota,Modest Sphinx,Pachysphinx modesta,Poplar Sphinx,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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The Modest Sphinx or Poplar Sphinx is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It ranges from the southern United States up and throughout Canada.

Adults are on wing from mid June to mid July in Canada. In the northern part of the range, there is one generation with adults on wing from may to July. Farther south, there might be two generations per year.

The larvae feed on poplar, willow and cottonwood species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 3, 2019. Captured Aug 5, 2018 00:22 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 34mm