Achemon Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha achemon)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Eumorpha (yoo-MOR-fa) (Info)
Species: achemon

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
Calistoga, California
Coushatta, Louisiana
Millbury, Massachusetts
Belton, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico (3 reports)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Fort Worth, Texas
Lynnwood, Washington
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Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 21, 2007, BST_Lover from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Host plants are grape, ampelopsis brevipedunculata, and Virginia Creeper, all in the grape family. This photo is the brown form, more common in late summer-early fall. The green form is more common in spring-early summer.

Positive

On Jul 17, 2010, tardis from Albuquerque, NM wrote:

I have found their caterpillars on Virginia Creeper foliage and adults feeding on Datura and Ipomoea alba flower nectar here in Albuquerque. They aren't abundant and I don't mind the damage as the adults are extremely attractive and very entertaining to watch at dusk, bobbing drunkenly amongst the Datura flowers with their long probosci dangling.