Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1266111

Spurge hawkmoth
Hyles euphorbiae

Observation date: August 04, 2020
Submitted by: BethHill
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was crawling across an asphalt path into the grass. The path is along the Missouri River, the bank is lined with willows, across a narrow channel is a large willow and cottonwood covered island that is inaccessible to people but is dense with birds and other critters. It was sunny and about 80 degrees. Great Falls, Montana. Size...about 8 cm long and 1.5 cm diameter, the size of my middle finger.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: August 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Montana, Cascade County