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Pandora sphinx - Eumorpha pandorus This moth insisted on chilling out on my hand (and peeing on me) as I tried to take photos of other moths. <br />
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TL: ~ 6 cm. Pale green forewings had a complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through the subterminal area. Thorax was pale green with dark tegulae. Hosts: grape, Virginia creeper.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area<br />
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TL: ~ 6 cm. Pale green forewings had a complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through the subterminal area. Thorax was pale green with dark tegulae. Hosts: grape, Virginia creeper.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83161/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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TL: ~ 6 cm. Pale green forewings had a complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through the subterminal area. Thorax was pale green with dark tegulae. Hosts: grape, Virginia creeper.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83164/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83161/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States,moth" /></a></figure> Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Moth,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pandora sphinx - Eumorpha pandorus

This moth insisted on chilling out on my hand (and peeing on me) as I tried to take photos of other moths.

TL: ~ 6 cm. Pale green forewings had a complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through the subterminal area. Thorax was pale green with dark tegulae. Hosts: grape, Virginia creeper.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area

Pandora sphinx - Eumorpha pandorus This moth insisted on chilling out on my hand (and peeing on me) as I tried to take photos of other moths. <br />
<br />
TL: ~ 6 cm. Pale green forewings had a complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through the subterminal area. Thorax was pale green with dark tegulae. Hosts: grape, Virginia creeper.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83161/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83163/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States

Pandora sphinx - Eumorpha pandorus This moth insisted on chilling out on my hand (and peeing on me) as I tried to take photos of other moths. <br />
<br />
TL: ~ 6 cm. Pale green forewings had a complex pattern of darker green patches and pink veins extending through the subterminal area. Thorax was pale green with dark tegulae. Hosts: grape, Virginia creeper.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83164/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83161/pandora_sphinx_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States,moth

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  1. Awwww! What a cutie! Posted one month ago

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The Pandora sphinx moth, also called the Pandorus Sphinx Moth, is a North American moth in the Sphingidae family. It is a large, greenish gray moth with darker patches and pink edges and small pink eyespots. The underside is usually pale yellow-green or brown. It has a wingspan of 3¼–4½ inches ,females being slightly larger than males. Pandora sphinx moths fly during dusk. Some places see only one generation a year, while others see two.

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 14, 2019. Captured Aug 12, 2019 22:12 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm