Geographic location of the bug: Idaho
Time: 10:06 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: hey buggy man…I found this on my wall east side late afternoon in Idaho…we have maple trees and some blue spruce trees. may have some poplar trees around too.
How you want your letter signed: Gary
This is a Sphinx Moth in the genus Smerinthus, but we are uncertain of the species as there are to possible species that are known to fly in Idaho, and they are very difficult to distinguish from one another. One possibility pictured on Sphingidae of the Americas is the Twin Spotted Sphinx, Smirinthus jamaicensis, and the other species with no common name, Smirinthus ophthalmica, is also pictured on Sphingidae of the Americas.