Strange moth like bug on window screen
Location: Mokena, Illinois
May 21, 2011 8:43 pm
We found this bug attached to our screen window. It looks a bit like a moth, but has what appears to be a stinger attached to its butt. We are from Mokena, Illinois and the temperature is about 75 and humid.
Signature: Thank you, Brian Smith

Small Eyed Sphinx

Hi Brian,
Your impression that this looked like a moth was correct.  It is a Small Eyed Sphinx,
Paonias myops, so named because of the eyespots on the underwings.

Location: Illinois

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