#7859 pandorus

Pandorus Sphinx

Eumorpha pandorus (Hubner, [1821])

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Grape (Vitis) and Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus).

Range: Found in the eastern United States, reaching its western limits in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Two broods

Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 1/4 – 4 1/2 Inches

Found at: Box Elder WMA, Fontenelle Forest, Homestead NM, Indian Cave SP, Rowe Sanctuary, Table Rock WMA, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Willow Creek SRA.

Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or the soil.

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

Pandorus Sphinx
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