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Sphinx moth - Protambulyx strigilis

Sphinx moth - Protambulyx strigilis
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
November 22, 2011
Found on a purchased Christmas Cactus. I presume this is local, but there's a chance it was transported from wherever the cactus came from. Is this Eumorpha sp.?

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Flies year round in Florida

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I think it's Protambulyx strigilis
7818 – Protambulyx strigilis – Streaked Sphinx Moth is a Florida speciality--specifically hugging both coastlines.

 
see MPG
For photos that look nearly identical to yours, see MPG's page-and look at Scott Nelson's and Carol Wolf's live shots, and Jim Vargo's pinned specimen.

Nina

 
Super,
Thanks!

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