Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordy Wednesday

This Banded Sphinx moth showed up on August 22nd, about a month after the Black Witch moth appeared and was practically in the same exact spot. I estimated that it was over 3 inches wide. It was a gorgeous critter.

I did a little research and it is Eumorpha fasciatus. Eumorpha means "well formed". Fasciatus means "bound together" which makes sense on account of the lines and bands present on this moth.