Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 614543

Sequoia sphinx
Sphinx sequoiae

Observation date: September 06, 2011
Submitted by: mistromom
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: thrashes around when I move anything in the jar and then curls up and lies still. Red dashes down spine with white spots on either side running parallel. Spine on the rear end. No hair. Found it burrowing in some wood chips.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: October 10, 2012
Coordinator notes: Identification by David Wagner, U Conn. Not positive, but highly probable. Thanks, Kelly
Checklist region(s): United States, California, El Dorado County