Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1158385

Vashti sphinx
Sphinx vashti

Observation date: May 23, 2018
Submitted by: bobscafe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sounded like a mini buzz saw, as it flew into the patio area, pinging as it bounced off the aluminum panels in the patio ceiling. Then a thudding sound as it flew against the vinyl siding. It trapped it's self inside a wall mounted light casing, and I captured it as it flew out. Photographed and released this morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): British Columbia, Canada