Pink Spotted Hawk moth (Agrius cingulatus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Agrius (AG-ree-us) (Info)
Species: cingulatus (sing-yoo-LAY-tus) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida
Fountain, Florida
Divernon, Illinois
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Coushatta, Louisiana
Farmerville, Louisiana
Audubon, New Jersey
Malverne, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Arlington, Texas
Edinburg, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Plano, Texas
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Members' Notes:

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Negative

On Nov 27, 2008, cowpea123 from Coushatta, LA wrote:

It eats privet too and sweet potato.

Positive

On Nov 19, 2006, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

Have seen a moth or two around the yard. The caterpillar in my photo was munching down on my yellow morning glory vine (ipomoea ochracea)...and it sure ate!!!

Positive

On Aug 16, 2006, debrasew from Audubon, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I had this creature in my gardens for most of July, August and September last year. It loved my moonflowers and my 4o'clocks. I thought I spotted one this year. I saw it every night for about a week, and now I haven't seen it for a few days.

I have an automatic RUN feeling when I see it, but I miss it when it's gone!