Subject:  Vermont nighttime visitor
Geographic location of the bug:  Waitsfield Vermont
Date: 07/29/2018
Time: 11:05 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We found this guy waiting for us on our porch at 10 PM yesterday. Porch light was on but the bug was just sitting on a cushion. Gone in the morning.
How you want your letter signed:  CL

Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Dear CL,
We suspect this Bedstraw Hawkmoth,
Hyles gallii, was attracted to the porch light.  According to Sphingidae of the Americas:  “Hyles gallii ranges coast to coast in Canada (into the Yukon) and southward along the Rocky Mountains into Mexico. It is also widely distributed throughout Europe and Asia.”

Location: Waitsfield, Vermont

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