Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 30, 2008
Updated as per Matawan, Monmouth County, New Jersey, September 5, 2010, Eumorpha fasciatus sighting on Bug Guide; September 5, 2010
I hope to shortly begin creating and posting county by county pictoral checklists. See bottom of page. If you have sighting data or images, please forward same to Bill Oehlke.Most of the New Jersey Sphingidae species can be found with breeding populations throughout (T) the state. A few are strays from further south. Although the adult moths might be encountered occasionally, larvae of the stray species would not be found in New Jersey.
A few species have only a limited range into New Jersey and probably would not be common such as Sphinx luscitiosa in the extreme northern (XN) portions of the state.
Xylophanes tersa might be found in the southern half (S 1/2) of the state. I did take a Xylophanes tersa moth at a black light in Pottersville, (Hunterdon County), northwestern New Jersey, but I do not think larvae would be encountered that far north.
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