Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1141272

Alope sphinx
Erinnyis alope

Observation date: September 14, 2017
Submitted by: Gary The Villages
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Large 3.5 in caterpillar, all green with small dark spot on head (not visible in picture). Found on zinnia stalk near ground, but at the base of a papaya tree which had blown down in the hurricane and which I had just re-staked. Papaya is host for this moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: September 15, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Sumter County, United States, Florida