Lifestyle, biology: A twin-spotted sphinx moth?

I find that being outside in the summertime leads to constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares a find from the siding this morning: a twin-spotted sphinx moth (Smerinthus jamaicensis)

I don’t remember seeing one of these. A quick internet search yielded what I believe is a match. Indeed, Smerinthus jamaicensis is meant to live in southern BC: I think that’s what this handsome moth is. (I didn’t disturb it; it seems to be fine with the paparazzi:)

Source:

bugguide.net

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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