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Subject:  Grey moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Lesbos
Date: 09/22/2017
Time: 07:43 AM EDT
Dear Daniel,
Many thanks for your help in the past.
I have another query for you and would appreciate you help as I wish to use the shot in a talk on Lesbos,
Best regsrds
How you want your letter signed:  William Smiton

Moro Sphinx

Dear William,
We quickly identified this Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae as
Macroglossum stellatarum thanks to the Moths and Butterflies of Europe and Northern Africa site where the common names are listed as Moro Sphinx or Sphinx du caille-lait. eImagesite has an image from Lesbos.

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Subject:  Yellow bee fly insect – what is it?
Geographic location of the bug:  Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 09/17/2017
Time: 07:43 AM EDT
Hi. I saw this in my garden on 9th September; it’s the start of Spring here. I’ve never seen one before. Can someone identify it?
How you want your letter signed:  Jiten Singh

Coffee Bee Hawkmoth

Dear Jiten,
This is a Coffee Bee Hawkmoth,
Cephonodes hylas, a species found in many parts of Asia, Africa and Australia.  We found it pictured on FlickR and BioDiversity Explorer.  This is a diurnal species that can easily be confused with a large bee or a hummingbird.

Thanks very much for the prompt response and the great service.
Have a good day.
Regards
Jiten

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Subject:  Appeared before Hurricane Irma
Geographic location of the bug:  Sebring FL
Date: 09/14/2017
Time: 05:06 PM EDT
There were two of these, unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of one with some pink on its wings
How you want your letter signed —
Denise

Banded Sphinx

Dear Denise,
We hope your life is returning to normal after Hurricane Irma.  Based on images and information on The Sphingidae of the Americas, we are quite confident this is a Banded Sphinx,
Eumorpha fasciatus.

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Subject:  Moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Louisiana
Date: 09/08/2017
Time: 06:37 PM EDT
This is a very cool looking insect. What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  ROBERT McMURTRY

Tersa Sphinx

Dear Robert,
This very aerodynamic looking moth is a Tersa Sphinx.

Tersa Sphinx

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Subject:  Lime Hawk Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Tappahannock VA.. USA
August 29, 2017 6:07 AM
I spotted this moth at the entrance to a busy store in Tappahannock VA.. Northern Neck of VA.. I picked it up and released it in a nearby wooded area.. is it a Lime Hawk Moth ??
How you want your letter signed:  Sharon Fine

Pandorus Sphinx

Dear Sharon,
The Lime Hawkmoth is a European species.  We did receive a report once of a Lime Hawkmoth in Pennsylvania, but your individual is a Pandorus Sphinx, a native species.

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Subject:  Green moth
Location:  Kochi, Kerala, india
August 25, 2017 6:18 AM
This moth with excellent camouflage was clicked in our garden two weeks ago. I showed the pic to a few friends who too had trouble picking it out..I can’t recall having seen a similar one earlier. Could you identify it please?
Signature:  Kiran

Oleander Hawkmoth

Dear Kiran,
This beautiful, wide ranging moth is an Oleander Hawkmoth.  As its name implies, the caterpillar feeds on oleander.

Hi Daniel
Wow! That was really fast!!
Thanks a lot.You are great people and I love your site
Dr kiran
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