Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1331924

Great ash sphinx
Sphinx chersis

Observation date: July 09, 2022
Submitted by: Canuckgirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It seemed like both. Wasn’t sure what stage it was at but it definitely had wings with a huge caterpillar body
Status: Resident
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: January 17, 2023
Coordinator notes: This moth had emerged from the soil moments earlier after pupating underground since the previous year. In these photos it was attempting to inflate its wings before its maiden flight. Interesting observation!
Checklist region(s): Canada, Nova Scotia