Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 700956

Ello sphinx
Erinnyis ello

Observation date: March 21, 2012
Submitted by: wessrq
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in Florida - maybe came on a papaya sapling, subsequently ate all the leaves on the sapling. 6 inches long (!) Can close light sensitive organ on back - small antenna on back, walks does not inch-worm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: March 21, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Sarasota County