#7793 plebeja

Plebeian Sphinx

Paratrea plebeja (Fabricius, 1777)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional/rare stray

Larval Hostplant(s): Introduced ornamentals – Trumpet Vine (Campsis), Lilac (Syringa) and Passionflower (Passiflora)

Range: A resident in southeastern United States north to the southern great lakes and west to Iowa and east Texas.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Single or double brooded depending on lattitude.

Habitat: Near hostplants, straying from there

Avg. Wingspan: 2 3/8 – 3 Inches

Found at:

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

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

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