OT: Hawk Moths. Was: Sinningia tubiflora

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 06:25:23 PDT
Hi all,

Another name for them is Hawk Moths.  All are in the family Sphingidae (of 
the order Lepidoptera).  Among bug-o-philes, the hummingbird moth is a 
clear-wing type that feeds at flowers during the day.  Hawks moths/sphinx 
moths feed at dusk.  Disclaimer:  I have not checked the current taxonomy 
of Sphingidae; that's what they called it 50+ years ago.

I have a large pot of Sinningia tubiflora that I was going to toss 
out.  Instead, I'll keep it until the autumn when it goes dormant and will 
then contribute the tubers to the PBS BX.  It is more of a curiosity, to my 
mind, than attractive.  Does anyone have an image of S. tubiflora showing a 
plant that is actually attractive?

Best regards,
Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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