Is there a lepidopterist in the house?


Can any one out there identify this little guy for me? Spotted this afternoon fluttering around my yard (suburban Phoenix, AZ) in some distress. If it helps, the grey stripe is approximately a half an inch wide.

Update: Looks like it is a White-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata Fabricius, 1775). More information here. Thanks to Gene Goldring for making the id.


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Yup, that looks like it. Many thanks.

By John Lynch (not verified) on 18 Aug 2007 #permalink

I hope I didn't step on any lepidopterist toes. ;)

By Gene Goldring (not verified) on 18 Aug 2007 #permalink


Nice video.

By John Lynch (not verified) on 19 Aug 2007 #permalink