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Photo#459195
Unknown Hummingbird Moth - Agrius cingulata

Unknown Hummingbird Moth - Agrius cingulata
Stafford County, Virginia, USA
September 26, 2010

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Unknown Hummingbird Moth - Agrius cingulata Unknown Hummingbird Moth - Agrius cingulata Unknown Hummingbird Moth - Agrius cingulata

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Spectacular image!
What camera?

 
Thanks!
It's a Canon Rebel XTi. I was using the lens I just happened to have on it (it's a favorite)...a Canon EFS 17-85mm.

Just FYI, the moth has been identified as a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth...link: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=3356&chosen_state=*

I hope that's okay to give a link from somewhere else...just for informational purposes.

 
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This is the kind of link William was referring to.
If this happened in your garden you should have other chances to see this visitor; they tend to do their rounds in a regular basis (trap lining). You could have a video camera ready next time. Is this asking too much?

 
Links are fine.
Post it 'twixt [urland[/url]. That way lazy folks don't have to copy and paste onto their search browser. ;)

BAMONA is a good resource.

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