Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1052510

Big poplar sphinx
Pachysphinx occidentalis

Observation date: July 05, 2015
Submitted by: Graham Monroe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a light at night. Not far from carolina poplar trees and a cottonwood forest. It is just starting to rain. The insect was not strong enough to fly, but flashed the red color on its back wings when disturbed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: September 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: Cool find!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County