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Fig sphinx
Pachylia ficus

Observation date: May 22, 2018
Submitted by: Varillajones
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Large caterpillar. Longer than my index finger. Moving quickly. On sidewalk in front of small market. Lots of trees & grass near markets. Flowers for sale on sidewalk as well. Light rain.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: June 12, 2021
Coordinator notes: This P. ficus likely hitched a ride from Florida, perhaps in the goods being sold at the Fairfield, CT outdoor market where this picture was taken. So far as I know (and MPG sighting data confirms this), P. ficus doesn't occur in CT. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Fairfield County