Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1106698

Banded sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus

Observation date: October 16, 2016
Date notes: Found on October 16, 2016 at Lake Remembrance in Blue Springs, Missouri
Submitted by: autum497
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar was found in the water at the lake while we were fishing and we pulled it from the water. We are unsure of the type of caterpillar since we can't find a picture of another one that matches the coloring. We would like to know what we found? Is it a moth or butterfly? What species of caterpillar did we find? Thank you for your help.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: January 20, 2017
Coordinator notes: My thanks to David L. Wagner for identifying this photo. The moth is resident in Missouri but not common.
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Jackson County