Geographic location of the bug: Saranac Michigan
Time: 10:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can you tell me what this is?
How you want your letter signed: Whitney
Your moth is a Small Eyed Sphinx, and according to Sphingidae of the Americas it: “ranges from south eastern Canada to Florida westward almost to the Pacific Coast.” The small eyes referred to in the name correspond to eyespots on the underwings that can startle a predator like a bird into thinking it has startled a large predator when the moth reveals the “eyes.”