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Old Jun 5, 2009, 4:00 PM   #1
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We live in Victoria, B.C. A few days ago our next door neighbours saw a very large moth. I'ts shown in this picture.

Neither they nor we have ever seen one like it before. Can anybody identify it?
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Old Jun 5, 2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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I looks like some type of Sphinx Moth to me.

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Old Jun 7, 2009, 1:25 PM   #3
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Tom (ennacac) is right on target.

It is the One-eyed ~ Cerisy's Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) ~ a species of the hawk moth in North America.

Great find with such striking colourations ~ haven't seen one of these for years.

Here's an Internet link with photos of same species:

http://www.acleris.com/dls/07822.html
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