Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Rustic sphinx
Manduca rustica

Observation date: July 19, 2023
Submitted by: rockjock
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar was located on the ground between an apple tree and a trumpet vine in mid-afternoon. Weather was sunny, 96 degrees. Specimen was placed in a terrarium and dug into the soil within approximately 1 hour, presumably to pupate, since it was fully mature.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 30, 2023
Coordinator notes: I'll go with your ID.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County