Subject: Lime hawk moth sighting?
Geographic location of the bug: New Hartford NY
Time: 10:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this moth resting on a trash can outside of a mall after a big storm this evening. I think it looks like a lime hawk moth though they are supposed to be just in the UK. What do you think?
How you want your letter signed: Laura Broccoli
The Lime Hawkmoth is native to Europe, and though there has been at least one North American sighting, we do not believe the species has naturalized. This is a native Virginia Creeper Sphinx.