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What is this creature?
Found this guy outside on a cooler day in late October. We live in Mesa, Arizona. We also found a rather large cocoon (approximately 4inches) while replacing a broken water line.
JB and Shell

Hi JB and Shell,
This is a Rustic Sphinx Moth, Manduca rustica.

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