Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1137656

Great ash sphinx
Sphinx chersis

Observation date: August 27, 2017
Submitted by: 1stacy1
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found trying to burrow self into my mulch. Then on my patio until he reached other side and tried to burrow into more mulch. He was very aware of us being near him. Would pull his head in when we were too close. At least 5" long and a good inch across (not around).
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Eaton County