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Subject:  Moth/butterfly?
Geographic location of the bug:  Punta Gorda FL 33950
Date: 11/26/2018
Time: 08:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This was on our lanai. Body looks like a stick. The wings look like wood. The legs were white and completely blended into the wall paint color. Was about 1- 2 inches long. Very cool.
How you want your letter signed:  Just curious

Tersa Sphinx

Dear Just Curious,
This is a Tersa Sphinx, a moth in the family Sphingidae.

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Subject:  What insect is this??
Geographic location of the bug:  India
Date: 11/07/2018
Time: 04:33 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  It has a texture like wood and is a flying insect.. It is there at the same place since 5 hours and hadn’t move an inch..
How you want your letter signed:  Dhruv

Hawkmoth

Dear Dhruv,
This is a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, but we are not certain of the species.  Many Hawkmoths have brightly colored underwings that are hidden by brown or gray wings that act as good camouflage if the moth alights on a tree trunk.

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Subject:  we’ve named him ricardo….
Geographic location of the bug:  central texas
Date: 10/16/2018
Time: 11:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  this guy has been hanging out recently and we have admired him. can you tell me what type of moth this is?
How you want your letter signed:  aggie moth watcher

Tersa Sphinx

Dear aggie moth watcher,
Ricardo is a Tersa Sphinx.

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Subject:  Lime Hawk Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Just outside Philadelphia
Date: 10/02/2018
Time: 09:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We found this moth on our garage today. We looked it up and we think it might be a Lime Hawk Moth but they are not from Pennsylvania so we’re not sure how it got here. We live just outside Philadelphia.
How you want your letter signed:  Leslie

Pandorus Sphinx

Dear Leslie,
This is a Pandorus Sphinx, a native species for you, not a European Lime Hawk Moth.  Many years ago, we posted an image of a Lime Hawk Moth found in Pennsylvania, but that appears to have been an isolated sighting.

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Subject:  What type of moth is this
Geographic location of the bug:  33063, Margate FL
Date: 09/25/2018
Time: 02:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This was hanging around hiding from the sun for a bit just wondering what it is
How you want your letter signed:  AJ Hait

Banded Sphinx

Dear AJ Hait,
This striking moth is a Banded Sphinx.

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Subject:  Beautiful art deco moth!
Geographic location of the bug:  South Florida
Date: 08/28/2018
Time: 11:42 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I spotted this beautiful fella in Sarasota, Florida. He was so striking I had to stop and take a picture! I’m wondering what species he is. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Alys

Banded Sphinx

Dear Alys,
The beautiful Banded Sphinx is described on Sphingidae of the Americas: “The upperside of the moth is dark pinkish brown. Each forewing has a lighter brown band along the costa, and sharp pinkish white bands and streaks. “

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