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Sphinx gordius ? - Sphinx poecila

Sphinx gordius ? - Sphinx poecila
Quarryville, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada
May 31, 2020

Moved

Looks more like poecila? See
Looks more like poecila? See some notes here:

http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/Sphinx/sgordius.htm

"It can be quite difficult to distinguish between Sphinx gordius and Sphinx poecila... James P. Tuttle in his The Hawk Moths of North America writes, "The most reliable distinguishing character is on the outside of the postmedial band in the submarginal area of the dorsal forewing. In gordius this submarginal area is very dark, often black, and sharply contrasts with the grayish ground color of the rest of the forewing. Except for the occasional presence of a suffusion of dark scales at the anal angle, there is no such contrasting dark maculation in poecila; this submarginal area maintains the same ground color as the rest of the forewing.""

 
Gordius
Thank you Kelsey....I had two side by side and they didn't look identical. I did read the differences on MPG and here, but was still confused. I don't think many people get the Gordius.

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