This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Clanton, Alabama Chandler Heights, Arizona Cottonwood, Arizona San Diego, California Durango, Colorado Atlantic Beach, Florida Bartow, Florida Citra, Florida Indialantic, Florida Naples, Florida Oak Ridge, Florida Orlando, Florida Port St Lucie, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Summerfield, Florida University Park, Florida Utopia, Florida Great Bend, Kansas Coushatta, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Lucedale, Mississippi Hall Park, Oklahoma Summerville, South Carolina Austin, Texas Brookside Village, Texas Carrollton, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Doyle, Texas Greenville, Texas Grey Forest, Texas Kendalia, Texas Lubbock, Texas Plano, Texas Pleasanton, Texas Norfolk, Virginia Monroe, Washington Pullman, Washington
On Jun 16, 2007, dawnbug97 from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
I found the moth in my backyard, struggling to fly. It is an adult, and has evidence of scales being worn or rubbed off on its right lower wing. We took picutres and as soon as the film is developed, or if my mom gets home while it is daylight, we will use the digital camera, and submit pictures.
We named it Egypt because that is where the real Sphinx is. Egypt has a plastic bin with hardward cloth over to protect it from birds, and a Monarda flowercut and placed in the bin. I cannot let it loose because it cannot fly.
On Sep 11, 2009, obatalov from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
These moths have always been my favorities around here. They seem to prefer specific flowers and are only active around sunset. They do not visit often or stay for very long and it is always a challenge to find them, but it is well worth it. I love the way that they resemble hummingbirds as they fly from flower to flower.
I once found a caterpillar of one and it was the one of strangest I had ever seen. I was very surprized when this beautiful moth hatched from such a spooky-looking caterpillar.