Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 19, 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Lenora Larson (Aellopos titan, Paola, Miami County; Olathe, Johnson County; October 9, 2011); October 10, 2011
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scientific names, there is a listing of common names.
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Aellopos titan, Paola, Miami County, Kansas,
October 9, 2011, Lorena Larsen
Walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis)
Modest sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta)
Blinded sphinx (Paonias excaecata)
Twin-spotted sphinx (Smerinthus jamaicensis)
Titan Sphinx (Aellopos titan)
Obscure sphinx (Erinnyis obscura)
Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
Hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)
Nessus sphinx (Amphion floridensis)
Virginia creeper sphinx (Darapsa myron)
Lettered sphinx (Deidamia inscriptum)
White-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata)
Juanita sphinx (Proserpinus juanita)
Abbott's sphinx (Sphecodina abbottii)
Individual county checklists: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
Northern Central Kansas
South Central Kansas
Paratrea plebeja, Emporia (Lyon County) Kansas, courtesy of Antonia Felix,
id by Bill Oehlke, confirmed by James P. Tuttle.
I explained to Antonia that many of the Sphingidae
larvae are quite similar, and that the range of Sphinx poecila
is further to the north. I also suggested that the vines on her porch
are possibly common trumpetcreeper (Campsis radicans),
one of the known larval hosts. I indicated my best guess would be
Larval thumbnails for Southeastern Kansas
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