Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1312706

Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: September 24, 2021
Submitted by: Jkh5321
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: He is attached to a column on our patio in Las Cruces, NM. Very large. I have never seen any moth like this, but I see from your site that it is definitely a possible resident of our area and that you don’t have a recent sighting. He showed up just this afternoon.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico