Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1269285

Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha achemon

Observation date: August 16, 2020
Submitted by: MaryMary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this large fellow crossing the street. Hes grayish green with black spots, a false eye on his rump, about 3 inches long. No hair, no antennae. He can telescope his head into himself, as seen here, his head is not visible. Not sure why the picture downloaded upside down.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: August 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is the caterpillar of the Achemon sphinx moth.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County