The 2) relatively large white reniform spot, outlined in black, helps to distinguish this species.
Other useful characters are the 1) white and black collar dividing the thorax from the abdomen and the golden "fur" just above and below the collar and on the head.
Ceratomia undulosa, June 9, 2004, courtesy of Barbara Spencer.
Barbara's camera caught this Waved Sphinx in flight.
The white reniform spot in a paler area of the forewing, and the yellow fur line (not visible on the above specimen), just below the collar help with identification.
This species seems quite common in Barb's area of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
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