Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1182030

Plebeian sphinx
Paratrea plebeja

Observation date: August 17, 2018
Submitted by: Dave Webb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to MV lamp / blacklight set up at junction of three habitats: 50- to 60-year-old fragmented forests dominated by Sweetgum; emergent marsh with cattails and Phragmites; and frequently mowed old field. Partly cloudy skies, no wind, humid, approximate temperature 73 F. Approximate total body length of 36 mm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 26, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Harford County, United States, Maryland