White-lined Sphinx

White striped brown sphinx moth
White-lined Sphinx, Hyles lineata
Santiago Oaks Regional Park, 2008-05-04

One Response to “White-lined Sphinx”

  1. Rand Says:

    The first time I saw one of these moths was at night. It was hovering while sipping nectar from some Palo Verde blossoms. At first I thought it was a hummingbird, then I thought “Hummers don’t fly at night”, looked again, and realized it was this big moth. When it landed on a tree branch its racing stripes were unmistakable. Nice to see it here.

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