Magnificent Pandora Sphinx Moth (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)
I have been remiss in publishing this for awhile now. On September 4, there was a beautiful Pandora Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus) resting on an azalea bush outside my home. It was quite large, and I expect that it was probably a female. I photographed it and left it where it was, with my family also viewing and enjoying its beauty. I have had the pleasure of seeing these moths here in the South, having seen many in past years in North Carolina. They are truly gorgeous!