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
CountyDallas
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CityCarrollton
DateMay 14, 2006
Time of DayNoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatAgricultural-Pasture
Type of BehaviorResting
GenderUncertain
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson