Amphion floridensis
Nessus Sphinx

Barbara writes (August 2005), "I saw three or four this year, two at my house in Cummington. This picture was taken on Mt. Road in Chesterfield just south of the Cummington border."

This day-flier should be easy to recognize with its red-brown thorax and one or two (usually) distinctive, narrow yellow or white bands on the lower abdomen.

It might be confused, initially, with some of the Hemaris species, but the bands are very distinct and only cover a portion of the respective abdominal segment(s).

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