Taxonomic Quandary! What am I? Sphinx Moths!

AnnieElf, you just know that I thought of your butterfly post and Hazzbugs' website when I spotted this little fellow shuddering in the light breeze. I've never seen one of these moths before, and snapped up several pictures as he basked on the porch post.

Anyway, if we have any entomologists out there, can you pinpoint this guy? Or am I way off in my classification?

Sighted: August 8, 2006; 2:30 PM EST
Location: Eastern Ohio, near West Virginia border (PA being 5 miles away.)
Possible: (Hawkmoth) Sphinginae Paonias... but is it astylus or myops?

Taxonomic Groups Butterflies and Moths of North America - a guide.

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hazzbuzz said...

Hiya, Annie Emailed your moth to me, Isn't it a beauty, I've never seen one like it before but thanks for sending it over, I'm not too good on moth names I'm afraid but I will try to find it in my large tome.