Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311205

Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: September 09, 2021
Submitted by: Tanya Grossman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I'm not sure if a bird had it and dropped it or how it ended up in my patio chair barely moving. I placed it in a plant yesterday and today it's changed colors. Not sure if it's even alive.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 11, 2021
Coordinator notes: Has changed to pre-pupal colors, wanders to find a place to burrow into ground to form pupa.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Grayson County