Subject: What kind of moth is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Mid west USA specifically southern minnesota
Your letter to the bugman: I found this moth on a basket outside my house. I can’t seem to find any info on it or another moth that resembles it. It’s green was very fuzzy.
How you want your letter signed: M
This beautiful moth is a Virginia Creeper Sphinx or Hog Sphinx, Darapsa myron, and we identified it thanks to images on BugGuide. According to Sphingidae of the Americas: ” Darapsa myron larvae feed on Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), Grape (Vitis), Ampelopsis, and Viburnum.”