Geographic location of the bug: Temecula, CA
Time: 09:29 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found in the kitchen this am! Please ID. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed: Evelyn Wolfer
This is a Whitelined Sphinx or Striped Morning Sphinx, probably the most common large Southern California moth. We have found as many as eight attracted to our porch light on one night. Earlier this week, we had our first Whitelined Sphinx of the year on the screen door early in the morning.
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