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White-lined sphinx moth

Hyles lineata

White-lined sphinx moth

Terry Curtis,

White-lined sphinx moth 2

William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International,

Size: 1 5/8 - 2 inches long (2 - 3 1/2 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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