#7809 kalmiae

Laurel Sphinx

Sphinx kalmiae Smith, 1797

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Ash (Fraxinus). Lilac (Syringa) and Poplar (Populus).

Range: This moth is found from the east coast west to the Dakotas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Reported to be double brooded with the few Nebraska records being from July.

Habitat: .

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – 4 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

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