Daphnis nerii

Asked September 11, 2017, 12:13 PM EDT

What can you tell me about this moth which I saw at the New Carrollton Metro Station today. I thought it was unusual so I took a picture. It looks like a Daphnis nerii which I read is not native to the US at all.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like a Pandorus sphinx moth, Eumorpha pandorus. This is common throughout the eastern US. Caterpillars feed on ampelopsis, grape, and Virginia creeper.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3937
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