The Pink-spotted Hawkmoth
(Fabricius, 1775) Sphinx
Agrius cingulata (brown form), Haslet, Tarrant County, Texas,
courtesy of Claire Higginbotham.
Claire writes, "I came across your web-site and was needing help…. I
thought this thing was a small snake the way he was ‘booking it’
across our yard late last summer. Never have I seen this before. We
live in Haslet, Texas, on an acre, with no trees, just a post with a
Trumpet Vine growing on it. Here are some pics. He is now in a
cocoon (pupa) in the garage. Any help would be great with his
identity. Thanks so much for your help!!"
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