Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1072007

Cramer's sphinx
Erinnyis crameri

Observation date: December 01, 2015
Date notes: attracted to porch light and remained until morning. Photo taken after dawn on December 2, 2015
Submitted by: Daniel Marlos
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Moth sighted on screen door at 6:45 PM where it remained until after sunrise the next day. Both Bill Oehlke and Julian Donahue confirmed identification. Julian indicated this is the first verified Los Angeles sighting since 1950. See What's That Bug postings at http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2015/12/01/possibly-cramers-sphinx-visits-wtb/ http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2015/12/02/its-a-keeper-hopefully-cramers-sphinx-visits-wtb-in-mount-washington/
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: December 26, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Partner project: National Moth Week