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Subject:  Wood moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  Casa Grande,AZ
Date: 10/04/2017
Time: 06:50 PM EDT
This moth has been on the tree all day,  what is it.
How you want your letter signed:  Lee h

Rustic Sphinx

Dear Lee,
This is not a Wood Moth.  It is a Rustic Sphinx.

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Subject:  What’s that bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Hampton roads VA
Date: 09/29/2017
Time: 07:03 PM EDT
Would like to know a little more about this bug.
How you want your letter signed:  Syed

Tersa Sphinx

Dear Syed,
This sleek moth is a Tersa Sphinx.

Tersa Sphinx

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Subject:  What is the name of this moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  David, Panamá (Central América)
Date: 09/25/2017
Time: 09:20 PM EDT
Hi. can you please help me to identify this moth… well or at least I think is a moth
How you want your letter signed:  MR

Mating Sphinx Moths: Adhemarius gannascus

Dear MR,
They are a pair of mating Sphinx Moths or Hawkmoths in the family Sphingidae, and we believe we have correctly identified them as
Adhemarius gannascus thanks to the Sphingidae of the Americas site where it states they: ” have been taken at lights in every month of the year in Costa Rica” which probably means they fly year round in Panama as well.  The species is also pictured on iNaturalist.

Hi Daniel.
Impressive, that was fast. Thank you very much to help me to identify this beautiful moth and his mate

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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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