Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1330424

Twin-spotted sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis

Observation date: July 01, 2022
Submitted by: IfUAintFirstUrLast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was super humid & pretty hot. The poor little thing was laying on her back on the sidewalk, so I turned her over. But, I believe she was hurt or something because she didn't even attempt to fly & her little legs seemed very weak & unsteady. So, I picked her up & took her inside to see if that helped, but it didn't appear to do so. This was the first moth of her kind I've ever seen in 40 some odd years of living in Nebraska OR at all. She was beautiful & I only wish I could've helped her somehow.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: July 09, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Nebraska, Otoe County