Eumorpha vitis vitis

Eumorpha vitis vitis
(Linnaeus, 1758) Sphinx

Eumorpha vitis, Rollingwood, Travis County, Texas,
August 30, 2012, Deb Wilson.

Deb Wilson writes, "This moth was trapped up in a skylight by the front porch. I snapped a couple of shots and then used a mop to gently ease it back down whereupon it flew out of sight. It looks like some sort of hawk or sphinx moth but seemed to lack much reddish coloring so I was unsure. What's your take?"

I replied, "Hi Deb,

"Your moth is one of the Sphingidae, Eumorpha vitis, the Vine Sphinx. I wish permission to add your picture of the moth, credited to you, to the data base? Thanks for thinking of me."

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Superfamily: Sphingoidea, Dyar, 1902
Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Philampelini, Burmeister
Genus: Eumorpha, Hubner, [1807]
Species: vitis vitis, (Linnaeus, 1758)


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