White-lined Sphinx Moth

I photographed this White-lined Sphinx Moth here in Arkansas. I was walking on a road that leads to a section of War Eagle Creek near Witter, Arkansas.

The White-lined Sphinx Moth is a species of moth found in North America. They are known for their distinctive black and white stripes, large size, and fast, hovering flight patterns. The larvae, also known as “tobacco hornworms,” feed on a variety of plants, including tobacco and tomato plants. Adults feed on nectar from flowers, using their long proboscis to reach deep into the flowers.

White-lined Sphinx Moth
White-lined Sphinx Moth

I was hand-holding my camera when I got the photo of this moth.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM


  • Location: War Eagle Creek (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: September 11, 2011 (12:13:20 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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