Also called hawk moths, sphinx moths
are spectacular fast-flying moths with large heavy bodies and narrow wings.
When you mass eggplants, for example, sphinx moths
can spot these host plants quickly.
When the buds burst open into white, six-inch-long, flowers, they're almost instantly visited by sphinx moths
Identifying the thousands of insects, from beetles to ants to sphinx moths
, is a daunting task.
Hornworm The larval form of various species of sphinx moths
, hornworms get their name from the "horn" on the back end of the body.
An adjacent display features examples of nighttime animals, including white-lined sphinx moths
, striped June beetles, Hoary bats and deer mice.