#7870 abbottii

Abbott’s Sphinx

Sphecodina abbottii (Swainson, 1821)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional local resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Grape (Vitis).

Range: Found in the eastern United States west to the eastern Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Nebraska records (from May to July) indicate one extended brood, peaking in June. A second occurs in southern portions of its range.

Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 3/4 Inches

Found at: Fontenelle Forest, Indian Cave SP, Niobrara Valley Preserve.

Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or in the soil.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Abbott’s Sphinx