Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1297682

One-eyed sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi

Observation date: June 29, 2021
Submitted by: CeceDan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found him (?) on my porch after returning from a trash run -- he hadn't been there when I left, so he appeared in a matter of a minute or two. Had to move him as gently as possible so I could open my door. Spread his wings a bit but otherwise not much movement. At time of posting, he remains where I moved him, in a shady spot near our front door. This is just coming out of the Portland heat wave (it was 114 F yesterday) so that may well be a factor.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: June 30, 2021
Coordinator notes: Some debate still exists to whether S. ophthalmica constitutes a separate species. BAMONA has not recognized it yet.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Multnomah County