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Protambulyx goeldii Wikipedia has this moth not in Venezuela but I have read other descriptions of it being present at some altitude in Venezuela.  It is also described as being present in Guyana so I believe that this is correctly identified.  Any advice to the contrary or otherwise welcomed - The moth was approximately 65 mm in size Anchemola sphinx moth,Canaima National Park,Eumorpha anchemolus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Protambulyx goeldii

Wikipedia has this moth not in Venezuela but I have read other descriptions of it being present at some altitude in Venezuela. It is also described as being present in Guyana so I believe that this is correctly identified. Any advice to the contrary or otherwise welcomed - The moth was approximately 65 mm in size

    comments (7)

  1. First of all, it's stunning!

    As for ID, I'm not 100% convinced of the current proposal. For two reasons, based on checking reference photos:
    - Your photo shows an abdomen with vertical triangles at each band, reference photos do not
    - Your photo shows black wing edges with a pattern of white dots, and from each white dot a vertical line crossing the wings, reference photos do not show this.

    The app I use suggests "Eumorpha anchemolus". I think it matches closer:
    http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/Sphinx/eanchemo.htm

    Posted 9 months ago
    1. Yes I think that's right Ferdy, can I amend it or should I delete & re-upload? Posted 9 months ago
      1. You can amend it, just click the red cross icon in the species section, after that you can re-identify. Posted 9 months ago
        1. Thanks, now correctly identified I think Ferdy. Cheers Posted 9 months ago
          1. Looks good, thanks! Posted 9 months ago
            1. No, thank you - have a good Christmas Posted 9 months ago
              1. Thanks man, you have a good one too! Posted 9 months ago

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''Eumorpha anchemolus'', the anchemola sphinx moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by Pieter Cramer in 1780.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Dec 20, 2019. Captured Jul 27, 2015 15:05.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/49s
  • ISO3200
  • 55mm