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White-lined sphinx moth
Photo Credit: Terry Curtis, White-lined sphinx moth 2
Photo Credit: William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International,

White-lined sphinx moth
Hyles lineata
Size: 1 5/8 to 2 inches long (2 to 3 ½ in wingspan)

Where/When: Visits a variety of perennials during the day or at dusk. Is active from July to September.

Significance: Visits flowers to feed on nectar. Does not harm plants.
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