Insect and Bug ID forum: beautiful moth

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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Mar 30, 2015 8:08 AM CST
can you identify this moth?
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 1, 2015 10:05 PM CST
This one might be a Hawk Moth?
Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Apr 3, 2015 8:50 AM CST
Thank you Zencat. When I google pics of Hawk Moth, I don’t see any with their torso turned up. Do you know why the torso would be turned up, is that an action or the way the bugs anatomy is shaped?
Toni
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 3, 2015 8:54 AM CST
I don't know why they do that. Trying to attract a mate is all I could think of.
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Apr 3, 2015 3:02 PM CST
I looked it up on the bug guide and it says the adults aren’t visible until June...?
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 3, 2015 3:06 PM CST
This has been a very odd year for everything. I saw a small butterfly today and Iris are blooming very early.
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 4, 2015 10:08 PM CST
One-Eyed Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus cerisyi) is the one you have.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 5, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Very pretty. I don't see the big ones around here.

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