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White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)
white-lined sphinx moth DESCRIPTION: WS up to 3.5" (90mm).  Large moth, often seen hovering in front of flowers like a hummingbird. Hindwing is dark with pink band and white trim. Forewing is brown with prominent white stripe down length of each wing.
NATURAL HISTORY: This large moth often is seen hovering at flowers in the early morning or evening and may even be confused with a hummingbird. Caterpillars (green and black-striped, hairless, with a "horn" on the rear end) may be seen in large numbers migrating across roads, etc. during the monsoon summer time.
white-lined sphinx moth flying

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