Manduca sexta sexta
The Carolina Sphinx
Manduca sexta sexta, Corona, California, August 25, 2007,
courtesy of Ted and Sonia Abahazi.
Ted and Sonia write, "I came across your website after looking for a
reference for these large moths that appeared above our front door.
They just hung out there for two days and then left. They left on the
night we forgot to leave the porch light on... Don't know if that
means anything.... Big moths with yellow spots down each side of
the body...... Is this the Manduca sexta moth you show on
your website...? Never seen a moth this big before...
They showed up in Corona, California, on August 25th & 26th and
stayed a while...."
The moths would have been attracted to the lights and then mesmerized
by them. Turning the lights off "broke the spell" and allowed the
moths to resume flight at night.
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