Mar. 21, 2019 8:03 a.m. P1790182
This is a Cecropia Moth, Hylophera cecropia, near one of the growing cages just outside the McDermott Center at LBJ WC. The cages had to be emptied when it was discovered a Scrub Jay was regularly waiting nearby until a juicy meal, or several, were placed inside and immediately slipping its bill through the wire and helping itself. It was not supposed to be a bird-feeder! Saturnid.
Mar. 29, 2019 9:47 a.m. P1790412
This is Manduca sexta, the Carolina Sphinx, one of our most common sphinx moths here. Seen at entry lights at 2601. Sphingid.
Apr. 25, 2019 6:11 a.m. P1800232
This is a Five-spotted Hawk Moth, Manduca quinquemaculatus, at entry lights at 2601. Sphingid.