Tony James' photos with the moth

P071G Eumorpha anchemolus

P071G Eumorpha anchemolus
Sphingidae. Wingspan: 155mm.

A giant in this group. A single specimen was found on an internal wall of the hotel when we arrived.
Added on April 23, 2015

P074G Nyceryx coffaeae

P074G Nyceryx coffaeae
Sphingidae. Wingspan: 66mm.

My thanks to Bill Oelkhe for helping with this ID. Two specimens came to light at Gamboa.
Added on April 23, 2015

P072G Cosmosoma teuthras

P072G Cosmosoma teuthras
Added on April 23, 2015

P080G

P080G
Added on April 23, 2015

P081G Phaemolis lineatus

P081G Phaemolis lineatus
Added on April 23, 2015

P083G

P083G
Added on April 23, 2015

P085G Automeris incarnata

P085G Automeris incarnata
Saturnidae:
Added on April 23, 2015

P084G Calonotos metallicus

P084G Calonotos metallicus
Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae - Wingspan: 36mm.

One of a number of species seen in Panama, and when I saw them inevitably, the name "Candy-tails" came to mind, as the colours look like some types of children's sweet-sticks. I wouldn't recommend anyone trying…
Added on April 23, 2015

P082G Viviennea salma

P082G Viviennea salma
Added on April 23, 2015

P076G

P076G
Added on April 23, 2015

1992 Deilephila porcellus (Small Elephant Hawkmoth)

1992 Deilephila porcellus (Small Elephant Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae, Macroglossinae Wingspan: 50mm.

The "baby brother" of the previous species, but no less colourful. In Cornwall, it occurs mainly in coastal regions on Sand Dunes or short-grass moorland, where the foodplants, various Bedstraws (Galium sps.) ca…
Added on March 30, 2014

1991 Deilephila elpenor (Elephant Hawkmoth)

1991 Deilephila elpenor (Elephant Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae, Macroglossinae Wingspan: 74mm.

This is one of the commonest UK Hawkmoths, and the above specimen had just emerged from the pupa, so it's colours were fresh and pristine. The colours mimic the flowers of the Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion ang…
Added on March 30, 2014

1990 Hyles livornica (Striped Hawkmoth)

1990 Hyles livornica (Striped Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Macroglossinae Wingspan: 90mm.

An uncommon migrant to the UK, but may be seen almost any year around May. However, single specimens have been discovered at any time if the conditions are favourable. In 2006, we had two specimens arrive at our…
Added on March 30, 2014

1981 Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawkmoth)

1981 Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Smerinthinae Final Length: ~70mm.

These are two different colour forms of the caterpillars for this moth. I've not seen a yellow one before, but they appeared in the brood from eggs laid in 2011
Added on September 18, 2013

1980 Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth)

1980 Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Smerinthinae Wingspan: 88mm.

A common UK Hawkmoth, although cryptically marked on the visible forewings at rest, if disturbed, it reveals the false eyes on the hindwings to deter would-be predators by suddenly exposing them.
Added on September 18, 2013

1980 Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth)

1980 Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Smerinthinae Final Length: ~80mm.

This species caterpillar has a distinct bluish tinge to its green colour, with generally white side stripes. Younger caterpillars have very pointed heads.
Added on March 30, 2014

1979 Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawkmoth)

1979 Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Smerinthinae Wingspan: 80mm.

This pretty medium sized moth is quite variable in the adult stage, often being a mixture of dark green and brick red. The mid-fore-wing spots, can vary in size from being joined together to form a band, to being s…
Added on March 30, 2014

1979 Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawkmoth)

1979 Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Smerinthinae Final Length: 60mm.

A medium-sized Hawkmoth, quite common where-ever their food-plants of Lime Trees (Tilia species) occur. This picture was inadvertently labelled as an Eyed Hawkmoth Caterpillar originally during compilation of t…
Added on September 18, 2013