Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1151012

Great ash sphinx
Sphinx chersis

Observation date: November 07, 2017
Submitted by: vonbemil
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was perched on the bark of a Mesquite stump that we use for a birdbath stand, that is sited underneath an Ash Tree in our front garden. On December 23rd, while weeding underneath a Desert Willow Tree less than 10 ft from that Mesquite stump, I accidentally dug up a large pupal case (see last photo)
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: May 29, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Pima County, United States, Arizona