#7875 juanita

Juanita Sphinx

Proserpinus juanita (Strecker, 1877)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Range: Generally found between the Rocky Mountains to the west from the Dakotas to Texas to the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers to the east.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Primrose (Oenothera) and gaura (Gaura) in the Onagraceae family.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Listed as being double-brooded throughout its range.

Habitat: Open prairies, weedy areas, roadsides, hills and valleys.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 Inches

Found at: Ash Hollow SHP, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Niobrara Valley Preserve.

Overwintering: As pupae on or near the soil surface.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Juanita Sphinx
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