#7796 eremitus

Hermit Sphinx

Lintneria eremitus (Hubner, [1823])

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Rare stray (resident?)

Larval Hostplant(s): Various Lamiaceae including Sage (Salvia), Mints (Mentha) and Beebalms (Monarda)

Range: This moth has been found south of Canada and north of the Gulf Coast states from the Atlantic coast west to Nebraska.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Double brooded in Texas.

Habitat: Sandy prairies with hostplants

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – 3 1/2 Inches

Found at:

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

Similar Species:

Notes: This moth is rare throughout its range. It’s type locality is simply listed as “Kansas”.

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

%d bloggers like this: