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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
Tristyn writes, "I know having an image of the hindwing would help, but the moth was not too cooperative! Anyway, I can't decide which species this is - geographically (zip code 77380), P. myops would be more likely, but the pictures I'm seeing of P. excaecata are closer, especially with the very wavy edge of the forewing.
"Thanks for any ideas!"
I replied, "Very nice images of P. excaecata. You are correct about the wavy outer margin on the forewing. If you can provide geography (state and county) and permission, I would like to post images with credit to you on a webpage??" The strongly curved abdomen in the resting position indicates this specimen is a male. The female has a much fuller abdomen that hangs straight down.
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