Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 915758

Elegant sphinx
Sphinx perelegans

Observation date: August 11, 2013
Submitted by: cmaerossi
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: August 27, 2013
Coordinator notes: I cannot see the hindwing to check for the checkered fringe which would differentiate Sphinx perelegans from Sphinx vashti, so I do not have absolute certainty of the identification. I don't think, though, that S. vashti would occur at this location.