Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 26, 2008
Most species have breeding populations throughout (T) the state. Some species have a very limited range within the state and might only have breeding populations in the extreme southeastern (XSE) regions of the state. Others may be everywhere except all but the northwestern one-eighth (ab NW 1/8) of Illinois. A few species have been seen in Illinois as strays, probably wind assisted late summer/fall migrants from further south that would not produce larvae in Illinois.
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Eumorpha labruscae rare stray to Chicagoland,
fall 2008, courtesy of Derek Woolard.
Individual county checklists (adult moths): Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
Pachysphinx modesta, Lake Bluff, Lake County, Illinois,
August 26, 2008, Tim and Emma Soderstrom.
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larva in Ottawa, Lasalle County, Illinois, Anita Foster, October 30, 2007.