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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Large Green Moth: The Pandora sphinx moth

This big green moth caught my eye while I was going out to fill the feeders. I think it is called a Pandorus Sphinx (Euorpha pandorus) in North America.

These moths have a wingspan of 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches and eat nectar primarily. He was quite friendly as I moved him from in front of the Wild Birds Unlimited - East Lansing store over to the side garden. His size and green color were very impressive!

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1 comment:

raegun said...

I found something similarly huge and cool (and friendly) last week. Not sure what this is: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/raegun/15224/320124/600.jpg .