Insect and Bug ID forum: Who is this handsome Moth?

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 6, 2014 11:13 AM CST
I found this moth in my back yard, it is big, can you please ID?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 6, 2014 11:32 AM CST

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I think it's a Stealth Sphinx moth.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2014 11:40 AM CST
It's some kind of Sphinx moth Josephine.
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Paonias-excaecata
Look at #3 on the slideshow. #7 & #8 almost look a perfect match.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2014 11:40 AM CST
Cross posted. Hilarious!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Josephine, take a look at these links:
http://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/63515-Sphinx-Moths-of...
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabast/moths.html#sphingidae
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Aug 6, 2014 12:03 PM CST
Walnut Sphinx, Amorpha juglandis ..

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amorpha-juglandis
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 6, 2014 12:50 PM CST
Wow! that was fast and furious.
Dave and Ann you were both close, but I think Janet nailed it.

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amorpha-juglandis

The Walnut Sphinx looks right although the picture shown is a little lighter then mine. but it says that they are variable in color and I do have a Pecan nearby which is one of their larval hosts.
Thank you everyone, it sure is an interesting moth.
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