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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 
copyright C. Odenkirk
Kelli writes, August 29, 2008, "I found another moth and would just like an i.d. confirmation. I am thinking Amphion floridensis, especially since our site is covered with both larval food sources (muscadine grape and Virginia creeper) and nectaring plants (orange jessamine). We also have plenty of rotting citrus fruit on the relict orange groves, which I believe the Nessus also feeds on. I found this one around 6 p.m. today on the ground behind a garbage can just outside the nature center."
Kelli's determination is correct. The moth may well have been feeding on rotting fruit or may have been attracted to something decomposing in the trash can.
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