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Cerisy’s Sphinx

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Many sphinx moths are excellent photographic subjects because of their nocturnal nature. For example, this Cerisy’s sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) was sitting on some iris leaves in our yard (Modoc County CA). It never moved while being photographed. I was then … Continue reading

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Smerinthus ophthalmica

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While watering my peonies early one morning I noticed a mating pair of sphinx moths clinging to a peony stem (Modoc County CA). Even when I gently repositioned the stem for photographs, the moths did not fly. They remained in … Continue reading

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