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Sep 13, 2021 18:15:35   #
vicksart Loc: Novato, CA -earthquake country
 
I first thought this was a leaf and was glad I didn't step on it as it lay (stood?) on the horse arena footing. When I reached down to pick it up, it immediately climbed on my finger. It didn't seem particularly anxious to leave when I coaxed it onto a board in the barn. The body is about 1.5 inches. Since it didn't spread its wings, I'd only be guessing that the span is 3" give or take.

Any of you insect experts have any additional information or ID to impart?


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Sep 13, 2021 18:47:39   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
vicksart wrote:
I first thought this was a leaf and was glad I didn't step on it as it lay (stood?) on the horse arena footing. When I reached down to pick it up, it immediately climbed on my finger. It didn't seem particularly anxious to leave when I coaxed it onto a board in the barn. The body is about 1.5 inches. Since it didn't spread its wings, I'd only be guessing that the span is 3" give or take.

Any of you insect experts have any additional information or ID to impart?


Beautiful catch - and it looks like paper
💛🏅💛🏅💛

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Sep 13, 2021 19:07:17   #
vicksart Loc: Novato, CA -earthquake country
 
joecichjr wrote:
Beautiful catch - and it looks like paper
💛🏅💛🏅💛


Thanks Joe. I honestly first thought it was a leaf. There were quite a few oak leaves near it.

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Sep 13, 2021 20:37:31   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
It definitely has leaf-like camo. Nice shot, Vicki.

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Sep 13, 2021 23:17:09   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Very nice Vicki

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Sep 14, 2021 02:16:05   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Nice capture Vicki it looks like a Hummingbird moth to me.

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Sep 14, 2021 10:07:39   #
James Van Ells
 
I think it is a sphinx moth and the underside of the wings are a red color. Great capture

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Sep 14, 2021 10:10:27   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Beautiful detail in your shot, Vicki, and I love his soft color. He certainly looks like a Hawk Moth.

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Sep 14, 2021 10:53:25   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Good eye and execution, Vicki.

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Sep 14, 2021 11:58:56   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Very good shot, Vicki.

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Sep 14, 2021 12:00:35   #
napabob Loc: Napa CA
 
I'm going with Achemon Sphinx moth, nice image too

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Sep 14, 2021 14:09:05   #
rob7789 Loc: Florida
 
napabob wrote:
I'm going with Achemon Sphinx moth, nice image too


I agree, Achemon Sphinx. Great shot!!!

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Sep 14, 2021 14:39:23   #
BBurns Loc: South Bay, California
 
rob7789 wrote:
I agree, Achemon Sphinx. Great shot!!!
I also agree.
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eumorpha-achemon

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Sep 14, 2021 15:03:05   #
Susan yamakawa
 
😊👍

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Sep 14, 2021 16:39:13   #
vicksart Loc: Novato, CA -earthquake country
 
kpmac wrote:
It definitely has leaf-like camo. Nice shot, Vicki.


Thanks for taking a look and commenting, Ken. I appreciate it.

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