#7812 drupiferarum

Wild Cherry Sphinx

Sphinx drupiferarum Smith, 1797

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Cherry and Plum (Prunus), Lilac (Syringa), Hackberry (Celtis) and Apple (Malus)

Range: This moth can be found across the United States with the exception of the gulf states and the arid southwest.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Reported to be single brooded with most Nebraska records being from June.

Habitat: Urban and rural settings near woody vegetation.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 1/4 – 4 1/4 Inches

Found at: Ash Hollow SHP, Homestead National Monument, Rowe Sanctuary.

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

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

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