Very Large Sphynx moth in Goleta, California - Cocytius antaeus
Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California, USA November 10, 2017 Size: 10 inch wing span
This is the largest sphynx moth I have ever seen. It was the size of a moderately sized bat.
Contributed by daroberts on 13 November, 2017 - 4:07pm Last updated 23 July, 2018 - 1:11pm
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