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Bright Green & Orange Day-flying Sphingid - Melittia grandis

Bright Green & Orange Day-flying Sphingid - Melittia grandis
near Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
July 17, 2017
I saw this bright green Hyles-like day-flying moth several years ago in early afternoon in Ash Spring Canyon near Silver City, NM. Its behavior was exactly like a White-lined Sphinx Moth. Picture is poor because it was quite a fast and erratic flier. The wings in sunlight were brighter green to the eye than appear in the photo. Can't find it in any sphingid source. Help please? Thanks...

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Moved from Clearwing Moths.

Moth ID
Melittia grandis.

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Moved from Butterflies and Moths. There's a good reason you couldn't find it :)

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