Tersa Sphinx Moth


Another moth landed on the back porch.  This one is Tersa Sphinx Moth that  feeds on pollen.  It is about 3 inches long and has a beautiful sleek body with interesting shaped wings.


Its coloring looks like fine grained wood.  It is a nocturnal creature and was probably on the porch that morning because its life cycle was ending.

In case you missed it, check out the Luna Moth.

16 Comments on “Tersa Sphinx Moth”

  1. Ann Coleman says:

    I am a fan of any creature that eats pollen! Nice photos, by the way.

  2. Neat moth, I have not seen one til just now! Looks like fine furniture.

  3. Chloris says:

    What a beautiful moth, I’ ve never seen one like it before.

  4. Tina says:

    What a beauty! Great shots, to boot!!

  5. What interesting wings and colour. Are moths’ wings usually shaped like that?

  6. Must hide in leaves or on wood? Would blend in perfectly!

  7. tomrains says:

    That is a fascinating looking moth! It looks more origami than organism!

  8. I haven’t seen this one. Your photos are terrific.

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