#7890 tersa

Tersa Sphinx

Xylophanes tersa (Linnaeus, 1771)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Rare stray

Range: The Tersa Sphinx is a resident in the eastern United States from New York south to Florida west to Wisconsen and central Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Of the hostplants referenced Catalpa and ornamental Pentas are found in the state.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Several to a single brood depending on latitude.

Habitat: Strays might be found anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 3 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupae.

Similar Species:


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

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