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What kind of underwing moth is this? - Dolba hyloeus

What kind of underwing moth is this? - Dolba hyloeus
Garland, Dallas County, Texas, USA
August 27, 2014
Size: medium
It was on a window screen around 4:30 in the afternoon.

Moved-Dolba hyloeus
Moved from ID Request.

 
question
What was the identifying point?

 
looks better!
I knew you would come through!
Thank you!

my first thought is Agrius cingulata
My first thought is Agrius cingulata. Did you see some pink when it spread the wings?
OK, it is late!

 
Answer to your question
When it flew, it went quick and it went up so I did not notice pink but that does not rule it out, I could have missed it, had my eye in the view finder at the time. It seemed smaller than a sphinx and it's tail did not protrude as far beyond the wing as yours does here.

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