Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 915891

Poecila sphinx
Sphinx poecila

Observation date: August 09, 2013
Submitted by: dapollard56
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: elsner
Verified date: August 27, 2013
Coordinator notes: This is the most likely species; the larva of Sphinx vashti is very similar, but unlikely to be found in your area. I have taken adults of S. vashti in the Grand Traverse region, so it is not impossible.... dou you know if there are any snowberryy bushes in the area? That's the S. vashti hst plant. S. poecila feeds on larch, spirea and blueberry.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Iosco County