Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1348541

Mournful sphinx
Enyo lugubris

Observation date: November 11, 2022
Submitted by: nieau
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this moth fluttering excessively on the floor of my porch, it wouldn’t fly up. Then a lizard tried to pick it up, and the moth ran away by fluttering into a bush. After this, it fell into a small portion of water and couldn’t get away. I picked it up and made it a “small house” to let it rest. I then tried to feed it sugar dissolved in warm water, but the movement drastically decreased after I put it on a safe spot. I know it’s still alive because I gently tried to move it closer to the dissolved sugar water with a dry paper towel and it would start fluttering again. Found in Tampa, Florida, after a cloudy/slightly rainy day due to hurricane Nicole. I’d love to know what species this is and how to further help it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: November 12, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Hillsborough County