Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1269118

Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha achemon

Observation date: August 14, 2020
Date notes: Partly cloudy night. Winds approx. 15kmh. Temperature approx. 18 degrees centigrade.
Submitted by: one72guy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Almost stepped on this caterpillar as it was crawling across my concrete driveway. There was an outside light on in the vicinity. Not sure where it would have come from exactly, but there is a neighbour's house that has some type of creeping/ivy vines on it's structure. I can only guess as to why it was on my driveway and not in the vine's foliage. It may be that it was looking for a spot to pupate. I hope to successfully rear it to adulthood.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: August 16, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Saskatchewan