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Subject:  Need to know What Bug is this?
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Aug 1 2015
Hi,
We got this bug clicked at Pune city, Maharashtra, India. Not sure what species and name of this.
I guess this is some kind of Moth.
Could you please provide the details please.

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

This is a newly metamorphosed Oleander Hawkmoth and its wings have not yet expanded.

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Subject: What’s this bug.
Location: Ontario
July 21, 2015 8:59 am
Seen this last night on my door. Taken in London Ontario Canada.
What they heck kinda moth is it.?
Signature: To Keith.?

Blinded Sphinx

Blinded Sphinx

Dear Keith,
We have verified the identity of your Blinded Sphinx,
Paonias excaecata, thanks to images posted on the Sphingidae of the Americas site.

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Subject: What’s that bug
Location: Staten Island ny
July 17, 2015 7:34 pm
Saw this flying around on plants in home depot
Signature: ??

Diurnal Sphinx

Snowberry Clearwing

This is a diurnal Sphinx Moth in the genus Hemaris, and because of the black legs, we suspect this is the Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis, which according to BugGuide, can be identified by:  “forewing clear area lacks partial crossband of dark scales near base; legs black; underside mostly black.”

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Subject: Unknown Moth
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
July 3, 2015 7:27 pm
Hi! Found this moth on our window screen around midnight. I would appreciate any help! Thank you.
Signature: Jordan Skaarup

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth

Waved Sphinx or Pink Spotted Hawkmoth

Hi Jordan,
The pretty pink coloring and markings on the body and underwings of this Pink Spotted Hawkmoth,
Agrias cingulata, are hidden by the upper wings in your image.  See Sphingidae of the Americas for more information on the Pink Spotted Hawkmoth.

Update:  July 4, 2015
Might this be a Waved Sphinx as Cesar Crash thinks?  Here is a BugGuide image.  The two look quite similar to us.

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Subject: is tHis a moth
Location: lafayette, colorado
July 2, 2015 1:00 pm
Is this a moth? Is it native to Colorado?
Signature: cathy

Mating Western Poplar Sphinxes

Mating Western Poplar Sphinxes

Dear Cathy,
These look like mating Western Poplar Sphinxes,
Pachysphinx occidentalis, to us, and according to BugGuide, they are found in Colorado.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is:  “Riparian areas, open parklands, suburbs at low elevations; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light.”

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Subject: Moth in my greenhouse
Location: Powell river bc
June 20, 2015 10:30 am
Found this beautiful fellow in my greenhouse . Let him out . So beautiful. But what is he ?
Powell river bc Canada
Signature: Noni

Wild Cherry Sphinx

Wild Cherry Sphinx

Dear Noni,
We turned to BugGuide to identify your Wild Cherry Sphinx,
Sphinx drupiferarum, where we learned it ranges:  “All across Canada, south in East to Georgia and north Texas.”

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