|White-lined Sphinx Moth and Larkspur|
The general way we're taught to tell the difference between moths and butterflies is that butterflies have thin antennae and moths thick, but there are exceptions, and the sphinx moth is one of them. Like most butterflies, the sphinx moth has thin antennae, but unlike most butterflies, they lack the club on the end of the antennae. Their thick, furry bodies are very typical of a moth, however.
|Photo by Rachael Koppendrayer, August 2018|