11
$\begingroup$

I'd like to have a name for this guy. There were 5 or 6 of them zipping around the flower bed on the coast of Peru about 120 kms south of Lima.enter image description here

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Nice photo! :) :) $\endgroup$ – Revetahw Sep 13 '17 at 20:42
14
$\begingroup$

That is a hawkmoth, probably Hyles annei (Guerin-Meneville, 1839). It is one of a number of moth species commonly called "hummingbird," "sphinx," or "hawk" moths in the family Sphingidae.

Beautiful, isn't it? :)

edit - sorry, I originally misidentified this as Hyles lineata - the pattern is slightly different.

$\endgroup$
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Image search on "hawkmoth" turns up some stellar photos. Here is a close-up of an eye. $\endgroup$ – DavidS Mar 19 '16 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidS That is amazing. $\endgroup$ – Revetahw Sep 13 '17 at 20:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.