Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1146988

Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata

Observation date: October 21, 2017
Submitted by: emetz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in my garden. I thought it was part of a snake, but when I went to pick it up it moved. I placed it on fence to photo, then placed it back in the garden.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: October 21, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Bucks County, United States, Pennsylvania