Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1093359

Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: August 01, 2016
Submitted by: Elaine Peterson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It has been eating the leaves of Ilex crenata (cultivar "Beehive") for two days of moderate temps in 70's. I did not see it today after a rainy, cooler night. I grow a great variety of plants and have never noticed any caterpillars eating ilex before, but this variety has smaller, more tender leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: November 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Suffolk County