Blinded Sphinx

June 26, 2016
large moth showing underwing
large moth camouflaged on tree bark
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I have some backlog of moth photos to post. Last night I camped at Pine Haven, and set out the moth light down by the river. Caught in the bucket was this fresh, perfect and cooperative sphinx moth. I've caught them before, but often worn and tattered - it's a Blinded Sphinx (Paonias excaecata). Wentworth NH, 6/26/2016.