Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: September 01, 2022
Submitted by: Blueauragirl7
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Adult moth spent the day hanging out on my recycle bin. A juvenile caterpillar of the same species was located in my yard also, feeding on desert willow. They seem to be expanding range westward.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County