Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1347751

Mournful sphinx
Enyo lugubris

Observation date: October 17, 2022
Submitted by: lisarich
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Large eyes, buzzy sound (similar to hummingbird) when startled by me taking pics, flew around rapidly like a hummingbird moth. I see clear-wing hummingbird moths quite often. This one was new to me. Location was Cary, North Carolina.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, North Carolina, Wake County