Subject: Sphinx Moth?
Geographic location of the bug: Hialeah Florida
Time: 10:23 PM EDT
Dec. 5, 2017 a large (body more than an inch long) critter flew lazily past me and landed on a bush. It was so mellow it walked onto my hand and let me guide it to the top of the bush to have a better photo opportunity.
I tried to ID it and the closest thing I found was a sphinx moth, so maybe it’s in that general area?
How you want your letter signed: Hialeah Marian
Dear Hialeah Marian,
This is indeed a Sphinx Moth in the family Sphingidae. More specifically, it is a Tersa Sphinx.