Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1298137

Blinded sphinx
Paonias excaecata

Observation date: July 02, 2021
Date notes: Was in same spot at 09:50am as when I got home. Pictured in evening.
Submitted by: Cwaisanen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Took several close up pictures-no zoom. It only moved its right front leg inward when I moved from backside shot to face side. Was in the same spot this evening as it was 8.5 hours earlier when I left my house. Overcast and rainy all day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: July 03, 2021
Coordinator notes: It is common for them to remain at rest for long periods of time
Checklist region(s): United States, Maine, Cumberland County