Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1190940

Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata

Observation date: July 23, 2018
Submitted by: sgguthart
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Rainy and cool. I was on the porch watching the rain when I saw this moth on the window screen.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: October 19, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is a Five-spotted hawkmoth resting with its wings closed. If it opened its wings, you would see a row of five large, circular orange spots running down each side of its abdomen. I saw two of these myself this year, one in my backyard on July 29. Nice find; it's always fun to see these guys instead of the usual White-lined Sphinx moths.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County