Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Subject:  What kind of moth is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Mid west USA specifically southern minnesota
Date: 06/16/2018
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

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Dear 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.”

Virginia Creeper Sphinx
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