Levant Hawkmoth from Jordan

Subject:  Weird insect found in jordan
Geographic location of the bug:  Amman, jordan
Date: 06/28/2019
Time: 05:10 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, i found this bug in amman, jordan at 12:00 am. I asked my family if they knew what it is and none of them have seen something like it before
How you want your letter signed:  Raya

Levant Hawkmoth

Dear Raya,
This is a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, and we identified it as a Levant Hawkmoth,
Theretra alecto, thanks to images on iNaturalist and Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic where it states:  “Occurs in areas where grapes are grown. Little is known about the behaviour of this species except that it is attracted to flowers and light.”

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