Subject:  Striped Hawkmoth
Geographic location of the bug:  Chicopee, MA USA
Date: 08/17/2021
Time: 11:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
This little guy or gal was zipping around the yard tonight. I am guessing it’s a Striped Hawkmoth, correct? Are they becoming more common for this area?
How you want your letter signed:  Kristi

Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Dear Kristi,
This is a Hawkmoth, but a different species.  This is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth and you can verify our ID on Sphingidae of the Americas where it states that it:  “ranges coast to coast in Canada (into the Yukon) and southward along the Rocky Mountains into Mexico. It is also widely distributed throughout Europe and Asia.”  Your action photo is stunning.

Location: Chicopee, Massachusetts

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