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Photo#24045
Pine Sphinx - Lapara coniferarum

Pine Sphinx - Lapara coniferarum
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, USA
July 11, 2005
The only moth to come to bait last night. Is it an underwing? I can't seem to figure out which one. Or is it not an underwing at all? Help needed with ID.

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Pine Sphinx - Lapara coniferarum Pine Sphinx - Lapara coniferarum

Pine Sphinx
Pine Sphinx, Lapara coniferarum. I went ahead and moved this to the guide page for the species--you can see more images and info by clicking on the info tab.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Pine Sphinx
Thanks, Patrick. I had just started looking at the Sphinx moths and came back to edit my image and it was gone. I could not get underwing out of my head. My first Sphinx. :) Going to check out the guide page now.

 
Partial apology
Sorry you went to the ID Request and the photo was moved. I usually don't do that--let is sit a few days is the usual practice. However ID Request has been getting so clogged up that I decided to go ahead and move your image, hoping you'd get the e-mail notification.

So, you are most welcome, and I hope you weren't too miffed. I need to stick to the rules and leave things for a few days at least.

Welcome to BugGuide, incidentally, if you've not heard that already.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Not miffed...
...at all. As soon as I saw it wasn't there I did check my email right away. I had just started looking at the Sphinx Moths. I doubt if I would have been able to make the right ID anyway. Thank you once again.

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