Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 25, 2008

The Sphingidae of Arkansas

Xylophanes tersa, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 16, 2005, courtesy of Kevin Brown.

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Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini Tribe:

Agrius cingulata E 7/8
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia hageni T
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus T
Isoparce cupressi XE
Lintneria eremitus ab XSW
Manduca jasminearum ab NW 1/3
Manduca quinquemaculatus Twwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca rustica T
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja T
Sphinx canadensis NE 1/5
Sphinx chersis N 1/2
Sphinx drupiferarum NE 2/3
Sphinx franckii E 1/3
Sphinx kalmiae E 1/2
Sphinx vashti XNW

Smerinthini Tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Paonias astylus E 5/6
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus jamaicensis T














Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini Tribe:mm

Aellopos fadus stray
Aellopos titan stray
Enyo lugubris stray
Hemaris gracilis unlikely
Hemaris thysbe T
Hemaris diffinis T






Philampelini Tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciatus E 1/6
Eumorpha pandorus T
Eumorpha satellitia XSE








Macroglossini Tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus SE 2/3
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor T
Deidamia inscriptum T
Hyles lineata T
Proserpinus guarae SE 2/3
Proserpinus juanita N 1/5
Sphecodina abbottii T
Xylophanes tersa T


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I suspect the following species also fly in Arkansas, but they are not listed on U.S.G.S. If you see any live specimens of these species, please let me know.

Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia catalpae is confirmed for eastern Saline County by John Sutton, 25000 So. Sardis Rd., Bauxite, AR
Isoparce cupressi
Lapara coniferarum
Manduca jasminearum
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx franckii
Sphinx kalmiae
Hyles lineata

Individual county checklists: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.

Northwestern Arkansas

Benton
Boone
Crawford
Pope

Carroll
Marion
Franklin
Van Buren

Washington
Baxter
Johnson
Cleburne

Madison
Searcy
Sebastian
Conway

Newton
Stone
Logan
Faulkner

Southwestern Arkansas

Scott
Polk
Hot Spring
Little River

Yell
Montgomery
Clark
Hempstead

Perry
Sevier
Dallas
Miller

Garland
Howard
Nevada
Lafayette

Saline
Pike
Ouachita
Columbia

Northeastern Arkansas

Fulton
Clay
Independence
Cross

Izard
Greene
Jackson
Crittenden

Sharp
Craighead
White
St. Francis

Randolph
Poinsett
Woodruff
Prairie

Lawrence
Mississippi
Lonoke
Monroe

Southeastern Arkansas

Pulaski
Arkansas
Bradley

Lee
Cleveland
Drew

Phillips
Lincoln
Union

Grant
Desha
Ashley

Jefferson
Calhoun
Chicot

Hemaris diffinis, Marion (Crittenden Co.), Arkansas, September 2, 2006, courtesy of Paul Ford.


Larval thumbnails:

Individual county checklists: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.

Northwestern Arkansas

Benton
Boone
Crawford
Pope

Carroll
Marion
Franklin
Van Buren

Washington
Baxter
Johnson
Cleburne

Madison
Searcy
Sebastian
Conway

Newton
Stone
Logan
Faulkner

Southwestern Arkansas

Scott
Polk
Hot Spring
Little River

Yell
Montgomery
Clark
Hempstead

Perry
Sevier
Dallas
Miller

Garland
Howard
Nevada
Lafayette

Saline
Pike
Ouachita
Columbia

Northeastern Arkansas

Fulton
Clay
Independence
Cross

Izard
Greene
Jackson
Crittenden

Sharp
Craighead
White
St. Francis

Randolph
Poinsett
Woodruff
Prairie

Lawrence
Mississippi
Lonoke
Monroe

Southeastern Arkansas

Pulaski
Arkansas
Bradley

Lee
Cleveland
Drew

Phillips
Lincoln
Union

Grant
Desha
Ashley

Jefferson
Calhoun
Chicot

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