Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1200695

Fig sphinx
Pachylia ficus

Observation date: March 16, 2019
Submitted by: EatYourTv
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: approximtely 5 inches long. Tan underside. When touched, it flips about wildly like a tomato hornworm, then plays dead, but looks nothing like the hornworms I have found previously in my garden.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: March 18, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Broward County