What is it
My wife and I found this bug near a small lake close to our home town of Invermere B.C. Canada. We nicknamed it a beemoth. Its aprox 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. The picture was take in May of 2006. Just curious what the proper name would be.
Matthew Holden

Hi Matthew,
We identified your Yellow Banded Sphinx, Proserpinus flavofasciata, on Bill Oehlke’s excellent site, and then verified its identification on the Butterflies and Moths of North America site. Both sites only have images of mounted specimens. We are indebted to Bill Oehlke’s site for countless identifications of Sphinx Moths, and we even write to him when we are puzzled. We are quite certain he would love to post your image of this tiny bee-mimic to his site as well.

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