Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314331

Banded sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus

Observation date: October 13, 2021
Submitted by: CritterGirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This 4" caterpillar was moving along on an asphalt walking path at our park in Maumelle, Arkansas between a parking lot and grass area next to a lake. There was one tree nearby. A sunny, dry day. We careful lifted it with a stick while it twisted around and placed it in the grass close to the lake. It had smooth skin, no spikes and did not secrete anything as I picked it up with the stick.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County