The Rustic Sphinx Moth is one of the larger moth types you are likely to encounter in the American South.
Image Credit: Peggy S. of Louisiana.
Image Credit: Dallas M. of Kansas.
The Rustic Sphinx Moth is typically 3.4 inches to 5.9 inches (87mm to 150mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: hairy; fuzzy; black; white; brown; spotted; spots.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arizona; California; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; New Mexico; Texas; Virginia; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Rustic Sphinx Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Rustic Sphinx Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America