Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Draw a Carolina Sphinx Moth and Learn About Its Adaptations


Follow along with museum educator Katie Derloshon in drawing and making observations of the Carolina Sphinx Moth. In this video, Katie will guide you in looking closely at images of a real specimen and how to use those observations in your drawing. While instructing you on what and how to draw, Katie shares information about the moth's body features and how it eats, moves, and protects itself.

This video is an extension activity for the museum's Insect Illustration and Insect Survival school program for Grades 3-5.

Materials You Will Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Black color pencil or crayon or marker
  • Brown color pencil or crayon

About School Programs

The museum is offering in-person and online School Programs aligned with standards for Grades K-12. The programs are free.

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