Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 988961

Big poplar sphinx
Pachysphinx occidentalis

Observation date: July 10, 2014
Submitted by: clayandraku@gma...
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: When I tapped the paper where the moth was, it didn't move and I thought it was dead. The next morning it was gone from the paper leaving brownish spots. Then I saw it staggering on the garage floor. If I came near, it moved away. Put a few drops of water and a couple of fresh leaves within a few feet of the moth. No response to that. Opened the garage door and it was more animated. With a dust pan I got it to climb on and took it outside in the shade. It was moving better and headed for a clump of bushes. Not seen since.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 16, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Yavapai County, Arizona, United States