Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1261132

Modest sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta

Observation date: July 10, 2020
Submitted by: Duane A. Tipper
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I got this Moth after work one night hanging of a window trim at work and part of it's wing was broke. Brought the moth home and put it into a 4 gallon Ideal jar. The next day I picked a few thing up from the yard to put in with it. After looking up some info on the web and looking at some pictures I came to think it was a male because of it's darker shade of color. Anyways after a couple of day's it started laying eggs. Yep it's a female.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Tom Clark
Verified date: September 03, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Franklin County