Subject: Lyme/Hawthorne in NE PA ?
Location: NE PA-Bradford CO.
July 7, 2013 6:54 am
Took a pic of this guy at work on 7/5/13. Searched on line and saw the post from 2009. Please let me know your thoughts on this pic.
Signature: Chris Bean
While your moth does superficially resemble the Lyme Hawkmoth, your Hog Sphinx, Darapsa myron, is actually a local member of the same family. Other common names for the Hog Sphinx include the Grapevine Sphinx and Virginia Creeper Sphinx. You can read more about it on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.
Thanks for the quick response, guess its good news its not the Lyme……