Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1307694

Titan sphinx
Aellopos titan

Observation date: August 18, 2021
Submitted by: Arout
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Initially mistook for a hummingbird, was hovering over purple butterfly bush, behaving like a hummingbird. In fact, a true hummingbird seemed to try to chase it away, unsuccessfully, which is when I realized it was not a hummingbird! (I have no experience in this field lol)
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario