When I come across interesting animals and plants, I like to share them.  For more sightings from my daily walks, go to my blog, Out & About.

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Modest Sphinx moth, Pachysphinx modesta

I made the acquaintence of this enormous moth while digging in the garden. I looked down, and it was clinging to my leg! After doing some research, I found out it's a Modest Sphinx moth. Because it did not fly away, most likely it had just hatched from its pupa, and was still drying its wings.

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