Subject: What kind of moth/butterfly ?
Geographic location of the bug: Cuba, Cayo Coco
Time: 12:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi, I’ve searched as much as possible but I really cannot find anything on this kind of moth. It doesn’t look like it has antennas so I would assume it’s more of a moth than a butterfly. It has a very specific wings shaped like the “helicopter seed” and they really looks like leaves, a nice camouflage. It was found hanging on a wall, early afternoon on the island of Cuba at the start of October.
How you want your letter signed: Phil
This is a Streaked Sphinx, Protambulyx strigilis, and we identified it on Sphingidae of the Americas where it states that it: “flies in tropical and subtropical lowlands from Florida and throughout Central America.”