Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1162810

Great ash sphinx
Sphinx chersis

Observation date: June 16, 2018
Submitted by: Dori
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This 2.5" to 2.75" insect seemed to be just resting on my railing. It moved to the underside of the railing later in the afternoon as the sun got higher. I don't believe this is a New England insect. I could never see any antennae, but assume it's a moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 16, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Essex County, United States, Massachusetts