#7828 modesta

Big Poplar Sphinx

Pachysphinx modesta (Harris, 1839)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Poplar, Cottonwood (Populus) and Willow (Salix)

Range: Found throughout the United States with the exception of Nevada and California.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Two broods

Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 4 – 4 3/4 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or the soil.

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