Banded Sphinx MothPosted: August 3, 2016
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.