Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1346557

Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: August 26, 2022
Submitted by: Extremedriver
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was laying on the ground in our workplace parking lot. It was alive when I took the pics. I am not sure why it flipped upside down but I'm glad it did because it was very beautiful to see the striking white colored belly. I have never ever seen one like this before. The white infused into the brown was so striking and beautiful to see. So hopefuly it survived and we will see more of them.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County