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    • Bombycoidea
  • Spanish
    • Polillas esfinges, de seda, emperador y parientes
  • English
    • Sphinx / Hawk Moths, Silk Moths, Emperor Moths & allies

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

damontighe

Date

April 17, 2015 04:32 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ceanothus Silk Moth Hyalophora euryalus

Observer

seakay

Date

April 30, 2012

Description

Very large! (3rd picture shows comparison to Woman's Size 8 shoe.)

It was on the ground, barely moving, in the parking lot of the Lakehead Rest Area off I-5: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/ra/ra26.htm

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

dominic

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Found this guy today and was excited. I was able to get some great pictures of it.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hummingbird Hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum

Observer

fredbell

Date

April 17, 2015 06:49 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

August 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Mendocino Saturnia Moth Saturnia mendocino

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 17, 2015 12:56 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

rjnjr

Date

April 11, 2015 09:29 AM CDT

Description

The Paw Paw Sphinx was discovered just below the Acronicta impleta larva on a Live Oak tree. Recent accounts have Dolba hyloeus using Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon Holly) as a larval food plant - this plant is in abundance in the habitat.

Photos to come

Photos / Sounds

What

Oleander Hawkmoth Daphnis nerii

Observer

yikshih

Date

April 11, 2015

Description

reared from caterpillar found in my front yard.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sparrow

Date

April 17, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

dpom

Date

April 16, 2015 11:26 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

juancruzado

Date

July 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

annikaml

Date

April 16, 2015 01:45 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Horrible pictures, this little critter does not want to sit still.

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Description from Wikipedia

Bombycoidea is a superfamily of moths. It contains the silk moths, emperor moths, sphinx moths and relatives. The Lasiocampoidea are close relatives and sometimes merged in the present group. Their larvae exhibit horns.

No range data available.