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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

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What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 06:58 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta

Observer

krancmm

Date

October 21, 2014

Description

On window screen under light

Wing Length ~55-65mm

Waffled between Waved and Catalpa. Please correct if I guessed wrong!!

Amazing variation in color with and without flash and in cameras.
Photo 1: w/o flash at 07:30
Photo 2: with flash at 05:00
Photo 3: with flash different camera at 05:00
Photo 4: with flash profile
Photo 5: attempt at ventral

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Date

October 21, 2014

Description

Spotted by some visitors on a cenizo shrub. Identified on bugguide.net as Eupackardia calleta, the Calleta silk moth.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

benhutchins

Date

October 10, 2014 12:24 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

甘薯天蛾 Agrius convolvuli

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

October 21, 2014 11:12 PM HKT

Description

甘薯天蛾 (Agrius convolvuli) - A big moth of about 7cm in length.

Photos / Sounds

What

Doll's Sphinx Moth Sphinx dollii

Observer

cullen

Date

October 12, 2014 08:12 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sphinx Moths Family Sphingidae

Observer

timbir5

Date

September 10, 2014 12:14 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

fervalentinez

Date

October 12, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Polillas cuatro espejos Genus Rothschildia

Observer

carolinatorres

Date

October 15, 2014 09:24 PM COT

Description

Hoy encontre esta mariposa en mi casa, mide aproximadamente 10 cm de ala a ala es color cafe oscuro y tiene motitas color amarillo.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth Darapsa myron

Observer

crayonponyfish

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leafy Spurge Hawk Moth Hyles euphorbiae

Observer

alexminico

Date

September 11, 2010

Description

Hyles euphorbiae (Linnaeus 1758) larva

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 19, 2014 11:29 AM CDT

Description

Large Imperial moth cat on shortleaf pine. Vernon Brou confirmed as nobilis subspecies.

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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.