Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 931716

Separated sphinx
Lintneria separatus

Observation date: September 30, 2013
Submitted by: time
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Crawling through parking lot, mild day ~82 for high, starting to cool off when sighted
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 30, 2013
Coordinator notes: This is a caterpillar not often seen, there is only one photo on bugguide.net. I used that and the photo in Tuttle's "The Hawkmoths of North America" to id this as Lintneria separatus. Note the genus name is now Lintneria (previously Sphinx) and I will request BAMONA to change this on their site. Very interesting find! SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Apache County