Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

  Sighting 1275444

Tersa Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa

Observation date: September 21, 2020
Submitted by: maryloudolan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on outdoor wall of my apartment building; sunny breezy 80 degree day in Myrtle Beach SC
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 22, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, South Carolina, Horry County