Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1340266

Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: August 20, 2022
Submitted by: OneMarbleLess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this moth at my job laying in the parking lot. We are in the midst of our monsoon season and had just had over an inch of rain dropped in the last 24 hours. It was missing on antenna so I wonder if one of the bats flying around had just missed having it for a meal. I did get the moth onto my hand and placed it onto a tree branch.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: September 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Pima County