Nessus Sphinx Moth – 7/1/19
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/1/19
Observation Time: 4:40 p.m.
Observation Location: Trustees of Reservations’ Moose Hill Farm
Common Name: Nessus Sphinx Moth
Scientific Name: Amphion floridensis
Comments: The Nessus Sphinx is a member of Sphingidae, a family of powerfully fast moths that are typically seen drinking flower nectar. The Nessus Sphinx has two yellow bands on the abdomen that are thought to help it mimic a wasp as it hovers over blooms.
More Information: Insect Identification for the Casual Observer