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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Ken Martin writes, "I saw these two moths hanging from our Saskatoon berry tree in our garden in Flamborough, Ontario. I have seen a single one on the same tree a couple of weeks ago. I have tried to identify it from all the photographs on the net, but can't find it anywhere. I wondered if you had any idea." I replied, "It is one of the Sphingidae species, Paonias excaecatus, in copula. I would like to post pictures with credit to you on my Ontario Sphingidae page? The upper moth, female, is full of eggs.
"The common name is the Blinded Sphinx."
Enjoy some of nature's wonderments, giant silk moth cocoons. These cocoons are for sale winter and fall. Beautiful Saturniidae moths will emerge the following spring and summer. Read Actias luna rearing article. Additional online help available.
Eggs of many North American species are offered during the spring and summer. Occasionally summer Actias luna and summer Antheraea polyphemus cocoons are available. Shipping to US destinations is done from with in the US.
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