Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1303846

Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: July 29, 2021
Submitted by: vmwagner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in my back yard on the ground, fluttering its wings with proboscis out. Warm clear morning. Moved to a safe area away from chickens, with grape vines, etc. (where chickens couldn't get it). Flew away with hummingbird-like wing movement.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 29, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Norfolk