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Old 10-07-2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Mystery Moth

Originally Posted by Bigfly View Post
MB, looks a bit like our sphinks (SP?) moth. How wide was it, big?
It was maybe 1.5" tip to tip at the tail of the wings, slightly less nose to tail of wings.

I appreciate the suggestion of a sphinx moth, but after researching them a bit I find that they are larger and hail from desert climates. This one was found in high alpine pine forest terrain.

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Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
No luck here, you will have there: Welcome! | Butterflies and Moths of North America
Thanks for the excellent link. After wading through all of the Shoshone County, Idaho known inhabitants I still haven't found a match but I will keep searching.
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