Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1139114

Lettered sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum

Observation date: September 02, 2017
Submitted by: Karen Dedosenco
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Unfortunately the caterpillar was deceased when found. It was in a 5 gallon bucket containing rocks collected at the Skeena and Copper River junction that had filled with rain water over the past week and presumably drowned. The caterpillar was firm and had not begun to decay. The weather in the past 2 weeks has been mostly light rain with temperatures around 12C to 18C, but sunny with temperatures rising to around 20C over the last few days. The caterpillar could have fallen from the Weeping Willow tree above.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 03, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia