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Hyles lineata, the lined sphinx.
(Image captured in Bozeman, Montana).

Image: Martin Richard, author of Science for Kids.

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That's Hyles lineata, the lined sphinx. It's not Agrius. The forewings give it away.

A nice photo, regardless.

Hey, that's not a proboscis, it's a wire!

(if you can't even get close to beating them, try dragging them down to your level)