Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1321141

One-eyed sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi

Observation date: May 21, 2020
Submitted by: rainn.rainnn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: i’m pretty sure she was a female, she was right outside my house on salt spring island, i live a a forest near the ocean, the moth was hanging from the overhang on my roof. She was very docile and didn’t fly away when i went near her, i put my hand near her and she just crawled on, i put her on my porch and she just walked around a bit then she just sat there. After about and hour of her just hanging out i put her in a flower pot, the next morning she was gone.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: March 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia