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Photo#301663
Northern Apple Sphinx?  and Larva - Sphinx luscitiosa - female

Northern Apple Sphinx? and Larva - Sphinx luscitiosa - Female
Creighton, Northern, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 26, 2009
Is this a Northern Apple Sphinx? On June 26th I found this moth on the wall in the store room at work. I captured it, put it in a jar, it was laying eggs I guess as some ended up inside the jar. I brought it home to get a couple of pics and then released it. I kept the eggs to see if they would hatch. Well 8 days later they hatched. I took a couple of pics then released them on a Spirea.

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Northern Apple Sphinx?  and Larva - Sphinx luscitiosa - female Northern Apple Sphinx?  and Larva - Sphinx luscitiosa

Female
Egg-laying = ♀

Moved
Moved from Apple Sphinx.

This is Sphinx luscitiosa, thanks to Chris Schmidt for the ID.

Moved
Moved from Northern Apple Sphinx.

This is S. gordius based on the very dark terminal area of the forewing, it's at the northern extreme for S. gordius however. One would expect S. poecila to replace S. gordius.

Sphinx poecila - Northern Apple Sphinx - Hodges#7810.1
Moved from Sphinx Moths.

The forewing fringes appear checkered black and white.
S. gordius - (Apple Sphinx), has mainly black forewing fringe
A hindwing view would help confirm.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Apple Sphinx
Apple Sphinx-I think -don't take my word on it.

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