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New Jersey Moth - Sphinx gordius

New Jersey Moth - Sphinx gordius
Ocean County, New Jersey, USA
May 31, 2014
Ob sheet with UV black light. Submitted for NJ record.

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New Jersey Moth - Sphinx gordius S. gordius  - Sphinx gordius

How about
S. luscitiosa? See this one.

this one
Hi, Robin - Indeed hard to be certain of my ID without a hind wing view. A friend Ken Lebo and I collected several of these with UV light in the southern New Jersey Pine Barrens on two successive late spring trips a week apart. Fortunately he was able to get a spread live image showing the characteristic black hind wing (luscitiosa has yellow to dull orange). gordia would be expected in this area as well; its commonness would make luscitiosa, which is said to be uncommon overall, unlikely. Rangewise the same is true concerning the more northerly poecila 7810.1. Ken's image is in Bamona under gordius. Thanks for checking and sharing on this - I could certainly wish I would find luscitiosa some day!

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