Sphinx Moths at Wolf Road Prairie & Chicagoland

There has been an explosion of the beautiful sphinx moths this year, and with it many questions as to just what they are. Visitors often mistake this moth for a humming bird!

To learn more, visit these two links from CBS news and Chicago Wilderness and view these pictures from STPS volunteer Ken Moreau.  In these great photos of the White-linked Sphinx Moth (its difficult to take photos of this quick insect!), notice their long proboscis and large, distinctive eyes.

Population Of White-Line Sphinx Moths Explodes In Chicago Area – CBS News Chicago

Sphinx Moths:Bird and Bee Impersonators – Chicago Wilderness Magazine