Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1286128

Observation date: July 12, 2019
Submitted by: DebW
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 22, 2023
Coordinator notes: From MPG: Smerinthus saliceti Boisduval, 1875 may only occur in central Mexico with records from CA likely referring to 7822.1 S. ophthalmica and those from AZ and NM to 7822.2 S. astarte. The true identity of saliceti is apparently unknown and it is possible that it is conspecific with S. astarte in which case saliceti would have priority. Records from AZ and NM are treated here as astarte but both names are retained pending further study. See Kitching (2019).
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Lincoln County