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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Aug 3, 2012 8:22 PM CST
That is soo cool!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 3, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Excellent
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 3, 2012 10:36 PM CST
Great photo!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 4, 2012 6:53 AM CST

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Thanks! Last night the moths were all over my datura plant so I had to get some shots. I used a Canon 550EX flash pointed upwards, and held a piece of paper above that to reflect the light down onto the subject.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2012 6:58 AM CST
Is it a Sphinx Moth? How wonderful. I have never seen one here.
I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 4, 2012 7:04 AM CST

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I thought it was, but looking at the photos I'm wondering if it's a hawk moth. Where's Janet? Smiling
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2012 8:26 AM CST
lol...I've only heard of Sphinx Moths, so didn't even think of anything else. If it's a Hawk Moth, well, I've never seen one of those here either
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 4, 2012 9:48 AM CST

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Same here. When I googled for sphinx moth photos last night, they didn't look much like my moth here.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 4, 2012 12:29 PM CST
It's either a 5 spotted Hawk Moth or a Carolina Sphinx - both are referred to as Hornworm moths, the former Tobacco Hornworm, the latter, Tomato Hornworm Moth.
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