Wednesday, May 30, 2007
A sphinx moth on the doorstep
I take pictures of many insects. On Saturday morning (26 May) I spied a large crane fly on the glass of the front door. I got a couple of poor photos, then opened the door to get an overhead shot. The crane fly flew away, but as I looked down, I saw this wonderful sphinx moth on the door sill. This is a One-eyed Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) (LEPIDOPTERA: SPHINGIDAE).