Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1343261

Laurel sphinx
Sphinx kalmiae

Observation date: September 09, 2022
Submitted by: johnsoncourtney12
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The weather was overcast. Light rain in the morning, but cleared up before 11am. Little to no breeze. The caterpillar was found on the ground near my Grapevines and Lilac bush. I found my free range chicken attempting to pick it up. I moved it a few feet away where the chickens could not get it. My soil is very sandy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: September 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Itasca County