Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1211462

Great ash sphinx
Sphinx chersis

Observation date: June 23, 2019
Date notes: On my frount lawn
Submitted by: Cynthia Tomasek
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On the grass in my frount yard. I do have rose bushes 10 to 15 feet behind where i was him, i also have minni palm about 5 feet behind him. He was closes to the tree in my yard 3 feet but lined up next to it. Like he was passing not leaving. He also seemed slow and sluggish, not sure if that helps. I live in Granada Hills Ca. Wether was nice this morning, sunny, not to ho or to cold. That little guybwas crusing in the shade from the tree. I also didn't think i would have a quiz later on the little guy but from. What i could remember he was 2 or 3 inches long and. Half or a whole inch wide. Witch i assume makes a big difference at there size.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.