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ID help please - Carmenta bassiformis - female

ID help please - Carmenta bassiformis - Female
Hamilton, Ohio, USA
July 28, 2012

Moved from Sesioidea.

This is most likely a female Carmenta bassiformis. The larvae feed on ironweed.

Not a Hummingbird Clearwing
The Hummingbird Clearwing looks nearly identical to the Snowberry Clearwing, both of which are in the family Sphingidae, or sphynx moths. This is not a sphynx clearwing! I photographed an identical moth to this one, yesterday 8/10/13 along the Ohio River at the Green Bottom Wildlife Management area. Still searching for the ID myself!

Cropped and moved for expert attention.
Moved from ID Request.

Hummingbird Clearwing?
Not sure but the wings look like it.

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