Pandorus Sphinx, NOT Lime Hawkmoth

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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