#7797 eremitoides

Sage Sphinx

Lintneria eremitoides (Strecker, 1874)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Rare stray (resident?)

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

Range: This moth has a very restricted range from Texas north 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”.

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