Posted by: stiltsville | March 15, 2013

Big Hawk Moth in Miami

hawk moth miami

 

Found this guy squashed in a parking lot as I was walking to my truck. This is by far the largest moth I have ever come across, dead or alive. I had some change in my pocket, placed there for scale. A bit of searching suggests this is a member of the family Sphingidae. At first I thought it was a small bird…

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