Message 2 update - can you identify this insect?
Message 2 update - can you identify this insect?Having had a look at the picture of bug1, Kieren Pitts thinks the moth is a similar species named the Pandora Sphinx Eumorpha pandorus. These moths occur in the eastern part of the United States and the south eastern parts of Canada.
The caterpillars of this moth feed on Virginia creeper, ampelopsis and both wild and cultivated grapes. The adult moths feed on nectar from the flowers of petunia, bouncing bet and white campion.
I think he is right with this identification but perhaps someone in the US can confirm this for us.