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Photo#40777
Abbott's Sphinx - Sphecodina abbottii

Abbott's Sphinx - Sphecodina abbottii
Fish Creek, Town of Gibraltar, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
April 25, 2003
Adult eclosed from overwintering pupa.

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This is really a beautiful sp
This is really a beautiful specimen but I'm confused about the variations in the adult examples of Abbott's Sphinx, using the 'search' feature here.

Wonderful images, metric units preferred
I'm enjoying the wonderful images, new species, and localities you have been sharing over the past few days. One minor editorial note--metric units are preferred on the site, if possible.

An odd projection from the abdominal tip of this moth. I wonder if that's an ovipositor of some sort? I've not seen that, or noticed it, on specimens I've seen.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Rich colors!
The colors are richer than on the other photos of this species. About the tip of the abdomen: could it be that this is the way it looks when newly eclosed? May be it fans out later on.

 
Colors
Yes, I noticed the brightness of the colors. The ones I've photographed have all been buzzing about lights for some time, so that makes sense.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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