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Protambulyx strigilis strigilis - Protambulyx strigilis

Protambulyx strigilis strigilis - Protambulyx strigilis
Naples, Fl., Collier County, Florida, USA
April 18, 2008
Size: about 9 cm
Found on sidewalk mid-morning in the sun. I'm guessing a sphinx Moth but didn't know if it could be closer ID'd.

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Protambulyx strigilis strigilis - Protambulyx strigilis Protambulyx strigilis strigilis - Protambulyx strigilis

Moved
Moved from Carter's sphinx.

Moved
Moved from Streaked Sphinx.

Maybe Smerithini tribe?
Okay, editing my guess...now I'm going with Protambulyx strigilis strigilis
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/pstrigil.htm

or

Protambulyx carteri, see http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/pcarteri.htm

you can look at sphinxes of Florida here
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/FLsphinx.htm


BTW, you have absolutely gorgeous shots showing the veining and coloration on the wings. I'm jealous!
Nina

 
Protambulyx carteri
I agree with Protambulyx carteri

 
Thank You
Thank you very much for the ID, links, and complement. I would have been hunting forever for the ID. Thank you.

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