|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cut And Shoot, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
|Neutral ||melody ||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 ||DiOhio ||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.
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