Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1145778

Laurel sphinx
Sphinx kalmiae

Observation date: October 11, 2017
Submitted by: Jacquie444
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found it crossing a hiking trail in Ridgefield, CT. Upon detecting me it quickly curled it self for protection I tried to gently turn it over to look and it went into powerful & aggressively protective movements. I also took a video and tgen placed it off the trail so it would not be stepped on. It was stunningly beautiful . The day was a warm autumn day 70° . No host plant involved.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States