What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

My kids found the Moth or Butterfly outside our front door. They want me to identify it. Please help me look like a smart momma. Thanks,
D’Lonna
Texas

Hi D’Lonna
The fact that you cared enough to research on the internet makes you a smart momma. This moth is a Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis. It is a wide ranging species that can be found in Argentina up through the souther United States, and it occasionally strays as far north as Nebraska according to Bill Oehlke’s excellent website. The caterpillar feeds on vines, and is especially fond of grape

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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