Virginia Creeper Sphinx, Hog Sphinx (Darapsa myron)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Deer, Arkansas
Haxtun, Colorado
Benton, Kentucky
Coushatta, Louisiana
Glouster, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Spencer, Oklahoma
Conroe, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Members' Notes:

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On Aug 10, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

While the caterpillar eats the foliage of Virginia Creeper and grape vines, the adult only eats decaying fruit and fermented tree sap. In this area, it's not a terrible pest. Wingspan is 2" to 2 3/4" .

Found in Quebec and southern Ontario, south throughout the eastern US.

The caterpillar is leaf green with a bluish green underside, streaked with white on the sides. It sometimes is parisitized by wasp larvae.

Neutral

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

Other Host plants for this moth's larvae are Ampelopsis, and viburnums.

One of our most common Sphinxes.