Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, July 2008
Updated as per Butterflies and Moths of North America website, formerly USGS, July 17, 2010
updated as per personal communication with Ryan Saint Laurent, ongoing
Those moths followed by my initials (WO) are expected but not confirmed by USGS for Rhode Island. Darapsa choerilus is confirmed based on image sent to me by Chris Fagas on a referal from “What’s That Bug”, an identification service maintained by Daniel Marlos.
Many of my interpolations/extrapolations have been confirmed by Ryan Saint Laurent (RSL). Ryan has also confirmed many of the USGS sightings.
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Individual notes/thumbnails (larvae/caterpillars) for Rhode Island counties. Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
Darapsa choerilus, western R.I., nectaring on honeysuckle, courtesy of Chris Fagas.
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