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

The Sphingidae of Connecticut


Amphion floridensis moth courtesy of Bill Oehlke.

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Although there are some species listed at or near either their northern or southern range limits in the state of Connecticut, most species fly throughout (T) the state.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus T
Lapara bombycoides T
Lapara coniferarum T
Lintneria eremitus T
Manduca jasminearum T wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca quinquemaculatus T
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja T
Shinx canadensis T
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx gordius T
Sphinx kalmiae T
Sphinx luscitiosa T
Sphinx poecila T

Smerinthini tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Paonias astylus T
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus cerisyi T
Smerinthus jamaicensis T













Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Erinnyis ello stray
Hemaris thysbe T
Hemaris gracilis T
Hemaris diffinis T







Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha pandorus T









Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor T
Deidamia inscriptum T
Hyles gallii T
Hyles lineata T
Sphecodina abbottii T
Xylophanes tersa stray


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Visit Connecticut Catocala: Underwing Moths

Sphinx kalmiae, fifth instar, feeding on lilac, July 17, 2006,
New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut, courtesy of Rebecca Gregory.

Rebecca reports the adult moth emerged on August 7, 2006, twenty-days after pupation.

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

Litchfield
Fairfield

Hartford
New Haven

Tolland
Middlesex

Windham
New London

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

Eumorpha pandorus, mid August, Tolland, Connecticut, courtesy of Bob Sardo.

Lintneria eremitus, Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut,
courtesy of Cheryl McGuff, via Steve McGuff.

Litchfield
Fairfield

Hartford
New Haven

Tolland
Middlesex

Windham
New London

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