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Subject: Moth
Location: Ontario
July 26, 2013 9:38 am
Sorry about this again. I want to know what this is type of moth and you can post this website.
Signature: M.0

Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Dear M.o,
This is a Gallium Sphinx or Bedstraw Hawkmoth, Hyles gallii.  You can read more about the Bedstraw Hawkmoth on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

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Subject: Two big beautiful moths
Location: Dublin, Ohio
July 24, 2013 1:11 pm
Took the kids to the playground at the local elementary school today, these two big beautiful moths were hanging out in doorways on the school. I know I’ve seen similar pics on your sight before, but I can’t name them off the top of my head. Please enjoy the pics!
Signature: Amber

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Hi Amber,
What a spectacular and timely sighting during National Moth Week 2013.  Your sighting is also heavy on the Greek mythology.  You have sighted a Polyphemus Moth and a Pandorus Sphinx.

Pandorus Sphinx

Pandorus Sphinx

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Subject: About a bug
Location: india
July 15, 2013 9:45 pm
sir i found this bug in our back yard,i dont know what it is? some say it’s cicada but not for sure.plrase let me know
Signature: Rana Asuthosh

Pellucid Hawkmoth

Pellucid Hawkmoth

Dear Rana,
This diurnal Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae is
Cephonodes hylas, and it is commonly called a Pellucid Hawkmoth or a Hummingbird Moth since they fly during the day and their flight pattern resembles that of a hummingbird as they nectar at flowers.  You can read more about them on the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic website.

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Subject: What’s that bug?
Location: India
July 20, 2013 1:01 pm
I captured the image that I’m sending to you today. Please help me in identifying that insect. Is it Vine Sphinx ?
Signature: e mail

Death's Head Hawkmoth

Death’s Head Hawkmoth

This is not a Vine Sphinx, but it is a member of the same family Sphingidae.  This is a Death’s Head Hawkmoth, a species popularized because of the advertising campaign of the movie Silence of the Lambs.

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Subject: Vine sphinx (I think) shares window sill with click beetle.
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
July 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Hi bugman, I thought you might enjoy these photos of what I believe is a vine sphinx sharing the windowsill with a click beetle. I hoe you enjoy the photos! Thanks for such a wonderful website!
Signature: Michael

Vine Sphinx and Click Beetle

Vine Sphinx and Click Beetle

Hi Michael,
Thank you for submitting your image of a Vine Sphinx and a Click Beetle on the windowsill.  It seems you submitted a nearly identical photo, sans the Click Beetle, a few months ago.   We are speculating that perhaps they were attracted by a porch light.

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Subject: Moth ID
Location: Zip 18360, Stroudsburg PA
July 15, 2013 3:28 pm
Found this in my garden today.
What is it?
Signature: Pat

Blinded Sphinx

Blinded Sphinx

Dear Pat,
Thank you so much for submitting your photo of a Blinded Sphinx,
Paonias excaecata.  If it reveals its underwings, they appear as a pair of blind eyes without pupils, hence the common name.  You can read more about the Blinded Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

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