Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314507

Banded sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus

Observation date: October 14, 2021
Submitted by: Cae.landry
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found crawling by a warehouse door, surrounded by grass fields; nearest trees by train tracks 600 yards away. It was raining all morning, caterpillar stayed in the same area for an hour nestled between the door and the concrete, before I relocated it. Very active, 4+ inches long, will shorten itself when startled
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Harris County