Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1137515

Typhon sphinx
Eumorpha typhon

Observation date: August 27, 2017
Submitted by: Patricka
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 3.5 to 4 inches long, quite thick, hairless, found on rural/suburban area in southwestern New Mexico near Gila Forest@ 6200 feet. Weather is hot (90 degrees) and dry with less rain than normal. This caterpillar is much larger than the horn worms that attacked my tomatoes a week earlier. Several varieties of sphinx moths were seen here in early summer.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: May 27, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Grant County, United States, New Mexico