Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata

Observation date: August 12, 2018
Submitted by: Devkopp
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On Nicotiana attenuata, literature suggests hawk moth is pollinator but this caterpillar has different coloring and pattern. Observed one other on another native tobacco plant in same area with yellow bands instead of pink, assume it is same species.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: February 22, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.