#7866 labruscae

Gaudy Sphinx

Eumorpha labruscae (Sulzer, 1776)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Rare stray

Larval Hostplant(s): Grape (Vitis) is one of the hostplants it uses that is found in our area.

Range: This tropical species is a permanent resident as far north as Florida and Texas from whence it strays northward.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods in its home range.

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 4 1/4 – 4 3/4 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

Similar Species:


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

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