Deidamia inscriptum female, Bexar County, Texas,
March 14, 2008, courtesy of Michael van Buskirk.
Michael writes, March 15, 2008, "Last evening (March 14) I stopped by
a local gas station-convenience mart at about 9:30pm. I always watch
for moths, but it still seemed a little early. However, there was one
moth there, and a Sphingid--a rubbed female of what I believe to be
Deidamia inscriptum. Common on the east coast, and even
perhaps in east Texas, but a little unusual this far west in NW
Bexar County. It is a rubbed female, and over night it has deposited
about 30 ova in a paper sack (one of those easy species)."
Yes, it is an early spring flier and is usually not
seen/reported so far west in Texas. (WO)
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