#7803 vashti

Vashti Sphinx

Sphinx vashti Strecker, [1878]

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Snow and Coralberry (Symphoricarpos sp.).

Range: This moth is a resident in the western half of the country (and state) with only a handful of records east of Nebraska.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Reported to be single brooded. There are Nebraska records from May to August.

Habitat: Often found in prairies, riparian floodplains and forest margins where hostplants are present.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – 4 Inches

Found at: Box Elder WMA, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Hackberry Creek WMA, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Wildcat Hills SRA.

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

Similar Species:

Notes: This is a western species, becoming rarer eastward.

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

Vashti Sphinx
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