Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1182011

Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha achemon

Observation date: August 22, 2018
Submitted by: morrowk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was on the east side of my house in the shade attempting to climb up on my deck. It was right beside the deck is a large planter full of dracaena, petunia, bacopa and geranium. It was a sunny day in Regina and the forest fire smoke just cleared out today. The temperature at the time of the sighting was 28 degrees celsius.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: August 27, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct, a sphinx moth caterpillar; the tan/brown form of the Achemon sphinx moth's larvae. Saskatchewan is near the northern end of their range, though they have been recorded as far north as central Manitoba. Regardless of range, they seem to be extremely well-established in Regina, at least based on BAMONA user-submitted data.
Checklist region(s): Saskatchewan, Canada