showed up on my deck this afternoon. Very cool (60 degrees F) and quite windy today.
This big sphinx moth was on my sheet this morning. I thought Waved Sphinx, but now I don't think so. In image 4 I spread wthe wings a little to show hindwing pattern.
This very large sphinx moth awaited me on my sheet this morning. I have looked a sphinx moths from this area online and not find a match. Carolina Sphinx, Waved Sphinx, do not seem correct. I'm sure it is something common and widespread.
I think this is one of the sphinx moths, but I am not sure.
Observation and photo submitted by Katherine Nakakihara via email to email@example.com
"Moth Night" during Tandy Hill's BioBlitz. Lots of fun!
Waved Sphinx - Hodges#7787 (Ceratomia undulosa)
ALABAMA: Tuscaloosa Co.
Loblolly Hill off Echola Rd.; Elrod
J.C. Abbott #2800 & K.K. Abbott
Observed during the 2016 Tandy Hills BioBlitz! Great event with lots of wonderful participation. :)
This was during the public night of mothing -- it was magnificent! Several people had their moth set ups too -- @annikaml , @catenatus , @melindawpajak . We spotted many different nocturnal critters, and I think that folks had a good time too. :)