Subject:  Lime green hawk moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  Christiana Tn
Date: 05/06/2019
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

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Dear 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 SphinxAccording 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.”

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Location: Christiana, Tennessee

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