The wonderful new Moth I found yesterday

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  1. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    This wonderful Moth was sitting on one of my Hibiscus closed bloom.Its
    such pretty colors .I think you can see the wonderful pink and blues on it.


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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Glenda, your moth is a Banded Sphinx. I have one too. The caterpillars are pink, yellow, black and white, really pretty.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I never saw the Cat.I wish I had toni.I would have love to get a picture of it.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I haven't found the caterpillar either, but did find a picture on line.
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Glenda your garden is certainly full of the lovliest insects at the moment. The Banded Sphinx is another real beauty. :D
     
  7. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Thanks Eileen.I usually put out 7 dust but decided not to use anything this year.This has been the results.The grasshoppers are thriving too which I am not happy about.
     
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    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    They look like a bee from a distance! Think I'll stay put where I know which ones to be scared of, lol!
    Awesome shots, though, you really are good with a camera.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I just love the looks of that Banded Sphinx! Your sure have some interesting creatures in your garden Glenda!
     
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    Thank you all.
     
  11. Chitweed

    Chitweed In Flower

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    The Banded Sphinx is just beautuful. I've never seen one!
     

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