I had seen something fly past and buzzing low to the ground, and it startled me. When I looked on the ground, there was this moth. I wasn't sure what it was, until I googled it - a white-lined sphinx moth. Sphinx moths are among the largest flying insect in the desert. The white-lined sphinx moth species have wingspans that can exceed 5 inches and their length ranges from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. They are also called hawk moths or hummingbird moths because of the way they fly, in a hovering, swift manner. Some of the Sphinx moth species pollinate flowers such as petunias, orchids and evening primroses.
Apparently, these normally come out at dusk. They're primarily seen April through October. The larvae change underground into a moth and they dig their way out.
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