A Nighttime Visitor

I was sitting at my table on the terrace the other night, and this beautiful moth landed on my mosquito candle (it wasn’t lit). It just stayed there for the rest of the night until I went to bed, but the next morning it was gone.

I believe it is a sphinx moth, sometimes called a hawk moth, hummingbird moth, or hornworm, scientific name sphingidae. There are many types of sphinx moths. Click this google search link if you want to see some amazing and beautiful moths! I believe this one is the pluto sphinx moth, or Xylophanes pluto.

I often get visitors at night and some of them are really beautiful.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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2 Responses to A Nighttime Visitor

  1. Carole says:

    Moth was pretty big, nice to have company on the patio.


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