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Big moth

AcemanDanny

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Saw this guy on the steps of a house.
Never seen a moth this big before.
Anyone know what kind of moth?
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Dr. John

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Not an expert, but it looks a lot like a Canadian sphinx moth.
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BetCrooks

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I agree it's a sphinx.

My source says it's a Vashti sphinx moth. Not sure if that's the same moth with a different local name or not. They seem to change the names every couple of years and I'm always out of date.
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I think it's either a Canadian Sphinx (sphinx canadensis) or a Great Ash Sphinx (sphinx chersis). You could try googling them and see if you can pick out anything that points to one versus the other.  

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It's a Great Ash Sphinx Moth (Sphinx chersis) you've got there.  Great find!

Great Ash Sphinx Moth

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Wow, the second I saw this I had to see what moth we are talking of and I think we have this guy in our house, the problem is I cannot find him and only comes out at night and then flies into the basement to dissapear... HUGE !
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