Subject: Lime green hawk moth?
Geographic location of the bug: Christiana Tn
Time: 05:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What type of moth is this? Closest I could find was a lime green hawk moth but they are not known in this area.
How you want your letter signed: Tiffany
The Lime Hawk Moth is a European species in the same family as your Virginia Creeper Sphinx, Darapsa myron, also known as the Hog Sphinx. According to Sphingidae of the Americas: “Darapsa myron larvae feed on Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), Grape (Vitis), Ampelopsis, and Viburnum.” According to BugGuide: “very common; sometimes abundant.”