Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphecodina abbottii)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Sphecodina
Species: abbottii

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Benton, Kentucky
East Brookfield, Massachusetts
Ballston Lake, New York
Glouster, Ohio
Branchland, West Virginia

Members' Notes:

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positive
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neutrals
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negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 14, 2010, FarmerMaggot from Ballston Lake, NY wrote:

One year I saw several of these feeding on lilac blossoms at dusk.

Positive

On Jun 11, 2010, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This moth does not seem to be present in enough numbers to have a negative impact on plants in my area, so I'll enjoy them and let the caterpillars live. Adults feed on nectar of night-blooming flowers, as do many of their cousins.

Neutral

On Jan 25, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Host Plants: Ampelopsis (Porcelain Vine, Monkshood Vine), and grapes.