Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1137435

Laurel sphinx
Sphinx kalmiae

Observation date: August 26, 2017
Date notes: early afternoon, maybe 1:30
Submitted by: Hilda Pomeroy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: cool, but sunny for August. Clinging to a Box Alder / soft maple twig, found while clearing brush after cutting up a fallen limb at the edge of a vegetable garden and near a blackberry patch. I moved it to a plant on the porch so we could take the pictures, it was NOT found on lettuce.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 30, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Oneida County