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Ash sphinx On an ash overhanging a stream, in my in-laws' very damp back yard. Ash sphinx,Geotagged,Manduca jasminearum,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Ash sphinx

On an ash overhanging a stream, in my in-laws' very damp back yard.

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''Manduca jasminearum'', the ash sphinx, is a member of the moth family Sphingidae. It ranges from east of the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, being common in the northeast United States.

The wingspan is 84–105 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing from May to September. They nectar at flowers.

The larva of this species mainly feed on ash species , but have also been recorded feeding on ''Syringa'' and ''Ulmus'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by FrannySopranny
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By FrannySopranny

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Uploaded Aug 22, 2019. Captured Aug 18, 2019 20:50 in 121 Stecker Mill Rd, Danville, PA 17821, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/11.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 35mm