Unidentified Hawkmoth

Asked July 15, 2019, 4:43 PM EDT

Hello! I found two hawk-moths on my grandparents' porch in Two Harbors on July 1st of this year. We have never seen this type of moth in this area before. On July 4th another hawk-moth was spotted but was lacked the brown spot on the head that the other two had and also has a purple/pink tint to it. Wondering if anyone could further identify what specific type of hawk-moth these guys are. They are nocturnal and do not move at all during the day. Was thinking the first two may be Poplar Hawk-moths but those are only found in the UK. Thanks - Lorena

Lake County Minnesota

1 Response

Hi, Since colors and patterns aren’t as clear as in person, I’m sending this link in hope you see the moths you’ve found: https://www.insectidentification.org/insects-by-type-and-region.asp?thisState=Minnesota&thisType=Butterfly%20or%20Moth