Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1299119

Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata

Observation date: July 06, 2021
Submitted by: Christinahat
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found the caterpillar on the sidewalk outside my home. Weather was warm and dry, partly cloudy and had not stormed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: I'm not a moth expert but I believe this is familiar enough to identify as your suggested ID. Someones nearby tomato plants were probably hosts. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Denver County