White-lined Sphinx Moths

May 22, 2017

During a nocturnal GNG species review a few weeks ago, we were surprised at how many White-lined Sphinx moths were seen during the evening. Over two-dozens of these large, beautiful moths were attracted to our UV light sheets.  Seeing all of these adults was a sign that the garden would soon be filled with sphinx moth larvae. 

White-lined Sphinx Moth Adult
White-lined Sphinx Moth Adult

As expected, primrose leaves are now beginning to vanish as the sphinx moth larvae eat away, and nothing could make us happier.

White-lined Sphinx Moth Larvae eating primrose flower-bud.
White-lined Sphinx Moth Larvae eating primrose flower-bud.

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