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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Delaware, USA
August 13, 2015 6:27 am
Would like to identify the bug in the attached photo. It was flying around a butterfly bush.
Signature: Pete

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Dear Pete,
This is one of the diurnal Sphinx Moths in the genus
Hemaris, and we believe it is most likely the Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis.    According to BugGuide, it can be differentiated from other members of the genus because:  “legs black; underside mostly black.”  The flower looks like an Agapanthus, erroneously called a Lily of the Nile as they are not lilies and they originate in South Africa.

Daniel,
Thank you for the information. The Snowberry Clearwing is about two inches in length. I’ve never observed a flying bug with those markings. And yes that is an Agapanthus which is next to my butterfly bush which the Snowberry Clearwing frequents as well. I was taking photos of a hummingbird when the SC appeared. I looked for it on your site and could not find it there. Do you have it listed? The photo was taken in Delaware.
Again, thank you for the information. I will try to capture additional photos for my collection of insect photos.

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Subject: Is this a type of moth?
Location: Haines City. Florida
August 4, 2015 9:06 am
Is this a type of Moth?
Signature: Alex Dove

Banded Sphinx

Banded Sphinx

Dear Alex,
Your moth is a Banded Sphinx,
Eumorpha fasciatus, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on Evening Primrose, Oenothera species, Water Primrose, Ludwigia species, and other related plants (Onagraceae).  Adults are crepuscular to nocturnal and feed on nectar.”

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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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