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Photo#210662
black and white moth - Manduca rustica

black and white moth - Manduca rustica
Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama, USA
August 5, 2008
Size: 3 inches
Found this moth on my porch trying to hover the light about 11pm. It seemed like it could not fly. In the pictures it looks like it may be injured, it looks as if his wings are not even. I let him be as he landed on a large plant near by. I have never seen a moth with type of marking.

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Moved
Moved from Sphinx Moths.

You've got yourself a beautiful
Rustic Sphinx moth, Manduca rustica.

 
Thank You
Thank you for the identification. Can you tell whether it is male or female?? Either way it was very pretty, I had never seen a moth with such beautiful markings. I saw it and dashed for the camera, my husband laughed at me and told me I was obsessed LOL. Hey its a fun hobby, I love taking pictures of Alabama wild life.

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