Xylophanes tersa - Hodges#7890 (Tersa Sphinx).
| Another large moth. This is a Tersa Sphinx (Xylophanes tersa). Adult moths have a pointed abdomen and contrasting black and white markings on the hindwings. Also the snake-like caterpillars are very interesting and feature one large eyespot and six smaller ones. Phanes is a mystic primeval deity of procreation; xylo means wood. |
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