Subject: Looks like a rare moth almost 1″ wingspan and length
Geographic location of the bug: NW Montana
Your letter to the bugman: I saw this in our lawn a few days ago. Thought it was a bee, but could actually be a moth.
How you want your letter signed: Rich Kurth
This Bee Hawk Moth is called solely by its scientific name Hemaris thetis on BugGuide. but on Sphingidae of the Americas, it is given a physiologically descriptive common name.
Thank you Daniel. You nailed it. An absolutely beautiful moth.