What moth is this?

Asked May 23, 2020, 10:25 PM EDT

Please identify this beautiful moth. Have lived in MN for nearly 80 years, a lot of that time out doors hiking, camping, 35 or more trips into the BWCA and Canada, but have never seen a moth like this one.

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

It’s a type of Sphinx moth, I think a Nessus Sphinx. Please compare to images in the links below. http://minnesotaseasons.com/Insects/nessus_sphinx.html https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Nessus-Sphinx-Moth