#7861 achemon

Achemon Sphinx

Eumorpha achemon (Drury, 1773)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident.

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

Range: Nationwide but largely absent from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: One or two broods depending on latitude.

Habitat: Woodlands and urban settings with grapevines nearby.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 Inches

Found at: Box Elder WMA, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Hackberry Creek WMA, Indian Cave SP, Rowe Sanctuary, Sidney Rest Area, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Wildcat Hills SRA, Willow Creek SRA.

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

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