Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1283026

Alope sphinx
Erinnyis alope

Observation date: January 04, 2021
Submitted by: Gkdempsey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A friend of mine gave me a small Hawaiian papaya plant that was grown from seed and I have been babying it over winter hair in North Florida, Jacksonville Florida, when I went to look at it today I realize there were two caterpillars of the , I believe Erinnyis slope, hawk moth, It is fairly cold here and they were quite sluggish. If I had left them on this young plant they would’ve in every leaf and so I decided to cut the leaf off and tie it to another larger papaya tree that I have. We will see how it goes and check them in the morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: January 05, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Duval County