Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Subject:  Need to know
Geographic location of the bug:  Gettysburg, PA
Date: 04/02/2019
Time: 12:54 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Curious what this is?
How you want your letter signed:  Dee

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Dear Dee,
Is this a current sighting or was this image taken previously?  This is a Virginia Creeper Sphinx, and based on BugGuide data, the earliest reported sightings in Pennsylvania occur in May, so an early April sighting seems quite unusual.  You can find additional information on Sphingidae of the Americas.

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