Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1013173

Vega sphinx
Proserpinus vega

Observation date: September 10, 2014
Submitted by: tai
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: both the host plant (unknown) and horsetail milkweed are in the photograph with the caterpillar. The plants and caterpillar were Found in southern Santa Fe County at about 6000' elevation in an abandoned agricultural field receiving runoff from a parking lot. Plants in the field were generally shorter that .5 meter height, except for velvetweed (Oenothera cultiflora).
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 12, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County