Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 931171

Pacific green sphinx
Proserpinus lucidus

Observation date: January 31, 2013
Date notes: Or maybe the 30th
Submitted by: Josiah Gilbert
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The date given is when the female (sighting record 929160) which laid the eggs was collected. The female was confined in a paper grocery bag. She laid no eggs the night it was collected. The second night she laid about 200 eggs. The third night she laid 30 eggs. She did not lay any more eggs after this, but stayed alive for a while longer.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: September 25, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.