#7784 hyloeus

Pawpaw Sphinx

Dolba hyloeus (Drury, 1773)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Uncommon local resident.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) in our area.

Range: A resident in the eastern United States west to eastern Texas and Nebraska.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Likely one mid-summer flight but there are not enough NE records to be certain.

Habitat: Found in or near woodlands containing Pawpaw trees.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 3/4 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Pawpaw Sphinx
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