Sphinx Moths and Hawk Moths (Sphingidae)

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Tantalus Sphinx Moth (Aellopos tantalus) Tantalus Sphinx Moth (Aellopos tantalus)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2006

Nessuss Sphinx (Amphion floridensis)
Dismal Swamp S.P. Camden Co., NC
8 Apr 2024

Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth (Darapsa myron)
Hanging on an outdoor light on the bath house at BW Wells campground, Falls Lake, Wake Co., NC
23 May 2009

Catalpa Sphinx (Ceratomia catalpae)
Riverbend Park, Catawba Co., NC
3 Aug 2012

Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa) Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa)
Dutchess Co., NY
4 Aug 2008

Mournful Sphinx (Enyo lugubris)
Brunswick Co., NC
23 Oct 2005

Pandora Sphinx (Eumorpha pandorus)
Alamance Co., NC
21 Aug 2020

Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
Orange Co., NC
12 Sep 2007

Hummingbird Clearwing, Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe) Hummingbird Clearwing, Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe)
Orange Co., NC
16 Apr 2009

Spurge Hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae) Spurge Hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
15 May 2015

White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
6 May 2014

Ash Sphinx (Manduca jasminearum)
Hyco Lake, Person Co., NC
2 June 2013

Presumably common in forested areas across NC where ash trees are present.

Carolina Sphinx Moth, Tobacco Hawk Moth (Manduca sexta)
Orange Co., NC
16 Aug 2018

Blinded Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecata) Blinded Sphinx Moth, Blind-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecata)
Missoula Co., MT
19 May 2015

Small-eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops) Small-eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
17 May 2015

Clark's Day Sphinx (Proserpinus clarkiae) Clark's Day Sphinx (Proserpinus clarkiae)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
28 Apr 2015

Caterpillars feed on species of Clarkia (Pink Fairies), named for William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Abbott's Sphinx (Sphecodina abbottii)
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
18 Mar 2012

Tersa Sphinx (Xylophanes tersa)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007

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