• Walnut Sphinx Moth

    Date: Jun 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Location: My house

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Blinded Sphinx moth

    Behavior Observed:

    Sitting on our window. It must have flown into the house during the night. I placed it back outside.

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for fowarding your moth picture. You are correct that it is a sphinx moth, however, it is a Walnut Sphinx Moth, not the Blinded Sphinx as you initially thought. Click here for a BugGuide.net link with more information on the species. And while you are on BugGuide, type Blinded Sphinx Moth in the search box and take a look at the markings so that you can compare the two! -Naturalist Linda Gilbert