#7885 myron

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Darapsa myron (Cramer, 1780)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Range: From the east coast this moth is found west to the Dakotas, Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico.

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

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Probably double-brooded in our area

Habitat: Found in/near wooded areas where their larval hostplants thrive.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 Inches

Found at: Box Elder WMA, Fontenelle Forest, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Hackberry Creek WMA, Harlan County Reservoir, Indian Cave SP, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Rowe Sanctuary, Table Rock WMA.

Overwintering: As pupae.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Virginia Creeper Sphinx, Knox Co., NE, June 20, 2020, Mark Brogie
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