Insect and Bug ID forum: Colorado Hawk Moth

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gvgoebel
Sep 12, 2014 12:57 PM CST
Very nice hawk moth I found on my lawn in Loveland, Colorado, but inspection of a page on "Hawk / Sphinx Moths of Colorado" doesn't give me a match. Any clues? Thanks in advance.
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frostweed
Sep 12, 2014 1:10 PM CST
I think it is the White lined Sphinx Moth.
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 12, 2014 1:18 PM CST
I agree

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyles_lineata
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Hyles-lineata

also called hummingbird moth.
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 12, 2014 2:25 PM CST
We have this one in Sacramento and others also. Found this one sleeping in the Arctotis. Hawk Moth or Sphinx Moth are the typical common name. There are however Hummingbird Moths. You can see why in this photo. There are videos on the web of them that are quite captivating. The caterpillar I found this week was chowing down on leave of Brugmansia.
White-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata)Thumb of 2014-09-12/HamiltonSquare/cdb11b Carolina sphinx
Manduca sexta (Linnaeus, 1763)
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Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris sp.)Thumb of 2014-09-12/HamiltonSquare/d445d4
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lovemyhouse
Sep 12, 2014 3:27 PM CST
Welcome! gvgoebel. Stunning photograph.
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Skiekitty
Oct 17, 2014 9:49 AM CST
see them quite regularly on my agastaches.

Took these shots "blind" as I didn't have the porch light on & was just flashing my phone camera around. These moths are quite tame I've found.
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Oct 17, 2014 10:27 AM CST
Very nice and beautiful Agastaches too Smiling
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 17, 2014 10:37 AM CST
I agree
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jmorth
Oct 17, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Couple of weeks ago -
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