Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1267151

Blinded sphinx
Paonias excaecata

Observation date: August 09, 2020
Date notes: Found in same location the next morning
Submitted by: oddfish
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cannot fly, when attempting escape simply fluttered/glided to the ground. When picked up, walked and "bunny hopped" to a brown shirt at a higher elevation. Was found on a screen door at night, had not moved by the next morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 30, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Iowa County