I found this large moth in a pasture near an abandoned farm house in south Carrollton. The Vine Sphinx Moth was sitting exposed on a small plant. The moth seemed to be distressed. Notice the damaged to the tips of its wings.

Vine Sphinx Moth - Not in Great Shape

Vine Sphinx Moth - Not in Great Shape

County Dallas
City Carrollton
Date May 14, 2006
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Agricultural-Pasture
Type of Behavior Resting
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Vine Sphinx Moth Observation Location