#7871 inscriptum

Lettered Sphinx

Deidamia inscriptum (Harris, 1839)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Uncommon resident

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

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

NENHP Ranking: Not listed.

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood with most Nebraska records from May into early June.

Habitat: Near woodlands supporting their hostplants.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 3/4 Inches

Found at: Gilbert-Baker WMA, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Rowe Sanctuary, Wildcat Hills SRA.

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

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

Lettered Sphinx
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