#7790 hageni

Hagen’s Sphinx

Ceratomia hageni Grote, 1874

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional local resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Osage orange (Maclura pomifera).

Range: Absent from the Atlantic seaboard states and the western half of the country. Found from Ohio west to eastern Nebraska and south to Louisiana and Texas.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Probably double-brooded with Nebraska records ranging from May to September, with a majority coming in August and September.

Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas or hedgerows.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 3/4 – 3 1/2 Inches

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest, Homestead National Monument.

Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or in the soil.

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đź”—Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

Hagen’s Sphinx
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