Banded Sphinx Moth


Another interesting Sphinx Moth visited the garden this summer.  It is named, of course, for the  bands decorating its body.  Underneath its wings is a surprising pink color.


The Banded Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha faciatus) feeds at dark on flower nectar. This one was found during the day clinging to the house bricks. This Banded Moth has the same sleek body as the Tersa Moth from the previous post.  It was gone the next day, so hopefully the moth went back to its nocturnal feeding and found a safe spot to spend the day.

8 Comments on “Banded Sphinx Moth”

  1. Tina says:

    Gorgeous photos and models. 🙂 I’m sorry to say that I haven’t seen any of these moths this year, though usually they’re around.

  2. I really have to start looking at moths! very cool.

  3. Beautiful patterning, quite striking.

  4. Chloris says:

    Wow! Another amazing moth. Beautiful.

  5. These moths are wonderful to see (and photograph, of course). I wish I encountered them more often.

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