Subject: moth species
Geographic location of the bug: Southwest Chicago Suburbs
Time: 05:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi!
What kind of moth is this? Its eyes are fascinating.
How you want your letter signed: Cathy Z.
This is a Whitelined Sphinx Moth, one of the widest ranging species in its family. It is found throughout the continental United States. Sphinx Moths have excellent eyesight. They are often mistaken for hummingbirds when they take nectar from blossoms while hovering in place. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.