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Hawk moth - Xylophanes tersa

Hawk moth - Xylophanes tersa
Dallas County, Texas, USA
October 1, 2016
Dark brown with light brown striping on the wings; abdomen is dark brown on the upper side with tawny coloration on the sides.

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Moved from ID Request.

Tersa Sphinx…
See reference here.

 
Thank you! Are they rare? I
Thank you! Are they rare? I've never seen one before.

 
Occurrence...
These are not uncommon in your area and are often attracted to lights.

 
Interesting I've never seen o
Interesting I've never seen one before, then, especially with a porch light and a pole light being in my front yard. They sure are gorgeous.

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