Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1156921

Elegant sphinx
Sphinx perelegans

Observation date: May 08, 2018
Date notes: May 2018
Submitted by: dragonflyer111
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This photo was posted on Nextdoor.org specifically from the Scotts Valley area of Central Coast California. I have perused this entire site and saw nothing like this black velvet looking beauty...may be rare? Can anyone identify it? Thanks
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: November 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Santa Cruz County