Friday, October 1, 2010

Creature Feature - Gaudy Sphinx moth

This is a Gaudy Sphinx moth (Eumorpha labruscae), with a wingspan of over 4.5 inches!  In their larval form they feed on grapevine.
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One said...

That is a very unique looking moth. I have not seen anything like that. Thank you for sharing.

scottweberpdx said...

Love that moth...we don't have anything like that around here!

AaronVFT said...

Hmmmm. they seem to resemble leaves.

takaeko said...

I know young worms of the kind of moth is one of big enemies against vegetables.

My blog shows about 3-inch hornworm (a larva of hawk moth) which looks like "Alien". My wife creamed out and run away when she found it.

And you can see small larvas which habits in my sweet corn's ears and how I ward them off.

Autumn Belle said...

This is a pretty moth. At first glance, I thought it was the oleander moth.

JTrinh said...

pretty moth!