Achemon Sphinx Moths

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    Achemon Sphinx Moths are members of the hawkmoth family. They are large, strong and fast. This species is nocturnal and can be found sipping nectar from a variety of flowers including Japanese honeysuckle, phlox and petunias. Their wings can beat so quickly that they may be mistaken for a hummingbird. They span most of the North American continent and are on the wing throughout the summer. The larvae are leaf chewers hard to spot on trees trunks the dark brown color is well camouflaged .

    https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.php?identification=Achemon-Sphinx-Moth
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    You have strange creatures there, Pac. It is a lovely thing, isn’t it.
     
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    Yes it is an odd ball in the moth family. It’s so big and it really does look like a hummingbird in the air - wings move incredibly fast like a hummer. But isn’t he a beauty.
     
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    Pac— Is this the moth whose larvae are large, thick green caterpillars?
     
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    Yeap.
     
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    I got them here too or a close relative. They love my butterfly bush.
     
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    Pics of hawk moths from different countries. I see that not all larvae is green some are brown .
     

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    Thanks for those. We have types here too. I am glad you posted this thread. Cheers.
     
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    Your welcome…
     
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