Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 911312

Ello sphinx
Erinnyis ello

Observation date: July 18, 2013
Date notes: seen two days in a row on papaya plant
Submitted by: heartbeat85chevy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: it was green when it was approached but it turned to this when it was moved with a stick..it was there for 2 days before i realized it was eating the leaves off my papaya tree so we relocated them to other plants...notice the resemblance of a snake mouth when it changed..the black with white cross inside the red circle..
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: July 21, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Palm Beach County