Thursday, July 09, 2009

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

I saw the Sphinx on the ivy.

I did not know her name.

She is new to my gardens.

My bug book names her the Hog Sphinx.
Also known as the Virginia Creeper Sphinx.
I call her gorgeous.

I think I will go on another walk about.
I wonder who is in the lilies?

21 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She was hard to spot! Very lovely! You take the best photos!

ShySongbird said...

How amazing, her camouflage was wonderful and the butterfly on your previous post was just beautiful, thank you for sharing these lovely creatures with us :)

Sue said...

Yes, she is gorgeous! I enjoyed your other posts, too. The swallowtail ones are awesome!

easygardener said...

She is very beautiful - what unimaginative person thought of the word Hog to go alongside Sphinx!

Maria said...

Hi Sherry!!!!!!!!! How are YOU??? I had one of these on my front porch last year and they are the most amazing things.

I think Pandora Sphinx sounds SO much better than "hog" moth. Check it out: http://bugguide.net/node/view/3937

Terry said...

What a beautiful creature! How cool to find it in your garden! :0)

Jules and Ken said...

What a great find!!! I seem to learn about a new creature every time I visit your blog.

scienceguy288 said...

Whoa! What a perfect example of camoflauge. A beautiful colour of green on a side note.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,

Nice find and wonderful photo! Yours in much greener than the browner ones I have seen. If I'm right they do not fly during the day and you could have picked it up to place it for a better background.

Tatyana said...

What a beauty! Since I love the color green, I am just melting looking at her...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You darned betcha she is gorgeous. She looks like velvet. Lucky you finding her.

Deb said...

Such a gorgeous camouflaged butterfly! I will send you an email re: slippers ♥

Rose said...

What an interesting creature; I've only seen pictures of her before.

I so enjoyed your swallowtail yesterday, Sherry; how sweet of her to stand still for your camera. Butterflies have been few in number around here this year. Have you noticed this in your area as well?

jay said...

She's beautiful! Looks a very similar shape and pattern to our Poplar Hawk Moth, but so much greener! The Poplar Hawk Moth is brown in various shades.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....she is beautiful and she hides well....
I am sure she will visit often now she has found you......
It is such fun to have a new visitor.....

Sheila said...

I'm amazed you saw her, such wonderful camouflage.
She is gorgeous in a very unique way.

Jayne said...

WOW, just look at her! Great find Sherry!

Wendy said...

What a unique find! She is beautiful. I'm glad you found her.

Taiya said...

Wow! She is a beauty! And to catch her sitting still like that is great!

meggie said...

What a gorgeous find! She is just so beautiful.X