Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1226344

Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata

Observation date: August 17, 2019
Submitted by: Kbaldino
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In Caterpillar form. Chose wild cherry tomato plant as roost. Ate the tomatoes. Silk is throughout the plant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 17, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Fairfax County