Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Big poplar sphinx
Pachysphinx occidentalis

Observation date: August 27, 2018
Submitted by: oc951124
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: it was approximately 5 inches long and 0.5 to 0.75 inches wide. Pale pink on top and a light green underbelly. It has a small spike at each end. It was found crossing a path directly adjacent to a river. The plants nearby were grass, cottonwood, and nookta roses.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: September 01, 2018
Coordinator notes: ID of which Pachysphinx species made primarily based on range.
Checklist region(s): Kittitas County, United States, Washington