Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, July 2008

The Sphingidae of Florida

Darapsa myron courtesy of John H. Campbell.

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Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata T
Ceratomia amyntor N 1/3
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia undulosa T
Cocytius antaeus SQ
Cocytius duponchel stray
Dolba hyloeus T
Isoparce cupressi T
Lapara coniferarum T
L. phaeobrachycerous PH/XN
Manduca brontes cubensis S 1/3
Manduca jasminearum T
Manduca occulta doubtful wwww
Manduca quinquemaculatus T
Manduca rustica T
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja N 2/3
Sphinx franckii PH
Sphinx gordius N 2/3
Sphinx kalmiae PH

Smerinthini tribe:

Amorpha juglandis N 3/4
Pachysphinx modesta PH
Paonias astylus N 1/4
Paonias excaecata N 2/3
Paonias myops T
Protambulyx strigilis SH, strays northward
Prot. carteri = P. strigilis
Smerinthus jamaicensis N 1/4












Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Aellopos fadus ? stray *
Aellopos tantalus XS
Callio. falcifera S 1/3
Enyo lugubris T
Erinnyis alope T
Erinnyis crameri stray
Erinnyis ello S 1/2
Erinnyis lassauxii ???
Erinnyis obscura S 1/2
Erinnyis oenotrus stray
Eupyrrho. sagra S 1/3
Hemaris diffinis PH XN
Hemaris gracilis NE 2/3
Hemaris thysbe abXS
M. pseudothyreus S 1/3
Pachylia ficus S 1/3
Perigonia lusca XS
Phryxus caicus S 1/4
Pseudosp. tetrio coastal


Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciatus T
Eumor. intermedia NH
Eumor. labruscae XS
Eumorpha pandorus T
Eumorpha vitis XS
















Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Cautethia grotei XS
Dar. choerilus N 3/4
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor T
Deid. inscriptum XN
Hyles lineata T
Proser. gaurae XN
Sphec. abbottii N 1/3
Xylophanes pluto XS
Xylophanes porcus XS
Xylophanes tersa T










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Rick Gillmore reports, "A. fadus does not exist in Florida. They are not breeding here in Florida."

Individual notes for northwestern counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Escambia
Washington
Gadsden
Jefferson

Santa Rosa
Bay
Liberty
Madison

Okaloosa
Jackson
Franklin
Taylor

Walton
Calhoun
Leon
Suwannee

Holmes
Gulf
Wakulla
Lafayette
Dixie


Individual notes for northeastern counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Hamilton
Gilcrest
Clay

Columbia
Levy
St Johns

Baker
Alachua
Putnam

Nassau
Union
Marion

Duval
Bradford
Flagler


Individual notes for central counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Citrus
Volusia
Pinellas

Hernando
Seminole
Hillsborough

Pasco
Orange
Polk

Sumter
Osceola

Lake
Brevard
Indian River


Individual notes for southern counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Thumbnails of moths

Manatee
Highlands
Lee
Monroe

Sarasota
Glades
Hendry
Miami Dade

Hardee
Okeechobee
Palm Beach

Desoto
St. Lucie
Collier

Charlotte
Martin
Broward

Isoparce cupressi, southern Florida, July 4, 2007, courtesy of Pat Dietrich.

Thumbnails of larvae

Individual notes for northwestern counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Escambia
Washington
Gadsden
Jefferson

Santa Rosa
Bay
Liberty
Madison

Okaloosa
Jackson
Franklin
Taylor

Walton
Calhoun
Leon
Suwannee

Holmes
Gulf
Wakulla
Lafayette
Dixie


Individual notes for northeastern counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Hamilton
Gilcrest
Clay

Columbia
Levy
St Johns

Baker
Alachua
Putnam

Nassau
Union
Marion

Duval
Bradford
Flagler


Pachylia ficus, Brevard County, Florida,
May 23, 2008, courtesy of John de Bry.

Individual notes for central counties:

Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Citrus
Volusia
Pinellas

Hernando
Seminole
Hillsborough

Pasco
Orange
Polk

Sumter
Osceola

Lake
Brevard
Indian River


Erinnyis ello, Broward County, Florida, courtesy of Kelli Whitney,
Park Naturalist II, Long Key Nature Center, Broward County Parks and Recreation.

Kelli, who had earlier sent an image seeking id confirmation of a female E. ello, writes, I had originally sent this email on Sept. 17th seeking an i.d. confirmation. I believe I may have confirmed my own i.d. I found this handsome devil decimating my painted leaf in the oak hammock behind the nature center. When I first saw him he had a dark eyespot exposed (probably because I had a group of 15 people with me and we were all gawking at him.) When I came back later with the camera, it wasnít really visible any more. Canít wait for him to complete his metamorphosis. Maybe Iíll finally get to see a male."

Individual notes for southern counties:

Manatee
Highlands
Lee
Monroe

Sarasota
Glades
Hendry
Miami Dade

Hardee
Okeechobee
Palm Beach

Desoto
St. Lucie
Collier

Charlotte
Martin
Broward

Erinnyis ello, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida,
courtesy of Vanessa Goderich.

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