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Observation notes: Was nectaring on Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana) blossoms on our acreage in SE O'Brien County, IA this morning. (9-9-2017) We have about 3 acres of native prairie pasture. Did not see it feeding on any other plant during this observation. Weather partly sunny, wind out of the SE at around 15 mph; temp in the low 70's (F). Have never seen this sphinx moth here before.
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: October 23, 2017
Coordinator notes: Only the fifth sighting for Iowa. Go to http://www.insectsofiowa.org/taxon/aellopos_titan