Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 989379

Big poplar sphinx
Pachysphinx occidentalis

Observation date: July 15, 2014
Submitted by: Jreilly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was a humid and light showers through out the day. The creature was in on of my hanging flower plants, which is located under my porch. It was noticed while water the plant. I thought it was dead because it didn't move at all while i photographed it. It wasn't until I showed my daughter it that I noticed it was hanging onto the plant with its two side arms rather than just the one as shown in the pictures. I checked on in again at around 11:30 and it was gone. Please let me know what this little guy is!!
Status: Resident
Verified by: charleseharp
Verified date: July 23, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Garfield County