very intersting picture - may be wrong forum

dinajean(upstate SC -Zone 7b)July 25, 2013

A friend of mine's kids brought home this dead thing and she has no idea what it is....she said it looks like a chipmunk with a moth body...long thing in picture is a wing?? Does anyone have a clue? She lives in Massachusetts.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's one of the Sphinx moths.....no idea which one from that picture. Since you didn't take the picture I can say that it's practically useless for identification purposes, lol.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 7:40AM
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dinajean(upstate SC -Zone 7b)

Good suggestion...I will pass that along to her, thanks!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 8:38AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Have her take a picture from above so that I can see the pattern and shape of the wings.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 1:39PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Try looking at pix of Hyles gallii to see if it matches. They have that tan and brown wing pattern as well as the white body stripe.

tj

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 12:39AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Here are some images of Sphinx Moths.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sphinx Moths

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 6:29AM
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