Xylophanes tersa (Linnaeus, 1771)
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
Overwintering: As pupae.