Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1334372

Titan sphinx
Aellopos titan

Observation date: July 03, 2022
Submitted by: Allison Barta
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: While observing, photographing species at a dog bane site (many species feed on the blossoms of this plant) all of a sudden ZOOM ! in flies this sphinx moth it was Fast and beautiful. I had to go ahead of it with my camera and take shots and hope for the best .. and Yeah, I got this on photo to ID this Moth and then it flew off. I went back there every day around the same time (end of the observing day) no sign of it again.. IS THIS A RECORD SIGHTING, as Titan Sphinx moth is not usually this far north in Minnesota?
Status: Stray
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: July 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: They have been seen as far North as Canada
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Cass County