Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1188805

Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata

Observation date: September 21, 2018
Date notes: Overcast all day, humid
Submitted by: beautifuljoe1313
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on a ground cherry plant (Physalis) in a field, full of ground cherry, violet, and possibly woodruff plants, next to a residential area.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: October 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): York County, Pennsylvania, United States