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

The Sphingidae of Indiana

Darapsa myron courtesy of John H. Campbell.

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Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke. Images are also greatly appreciated and will be used and credited (with permission) on county pages. I will attempt to identify any Sphingidae larvae or adults that are unknown to you.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata rare, stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia hageni T
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus T
Lapara bombycoides XNW
Lapara coniferarum SE
Lintneria eremitus T
Manduca jasminearum S 1/3 wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca quinquemaculatus T
Manduca rustica XS
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja rare T
Sphinx canadensis T
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx gordius T
Sphinx franckii SH
Sphinx kalmiae T
Sphinx luscitiosa NW

Smerinthini tribe:

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
















Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Hemaris diffinis T
Hemaris gracilis N 1/3
Hemaris thysbe T
Pachylia ficus stray






Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciata stray XS


Eumorpha pandorus T

Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor T
Deidamia inscriptum T
Hyles lineata T
Specodina abbottii T
Xylophanes tersa XS


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Scott Reely sent me the image of the Eumorpha fasciata larva included above. To my knowledge, it has not previously been reported from Indiana.

Scott writes, "I found four of them eating a rosette pond weed out in the middle of our lake (was cleaning out some of the weeds and saw them out there just above water level...) They started out kinda pink and after I brought them inside and put them on fuller pieces of plants...they turned green and got the lines and colors all over them....As a couple of them have dropped off and started their wandering around to burrow...they have turned back to these colors backed by a pale pink.....They are some of the biggest sphinx larvae that I have ever seen...including big poplar sphinx..Found a couple of days ago (September 26, 2004) here in Terre Haute, Indiana."

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

Northern Indiana

Lake
Elkhart
Newton
Kosciusko
Benton
Grant
Warren
Tipton

Porter
Lagrange
Jasper
Wabash
White
Wells
Tippecanoe
Hamilton

LaPorte
Steuben
Starke
Whitley
Carroll
Adams
Fountain
Madison

St. Joseph
Noble
Pulaski
Huntington
Cass
Blackford
Montgomery
Delaware

Marshall
DeKalb
Fulton
Allen
Miami
Jay
Clinton
Randolph

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

Southern Indiana

Vermillion
Marion
Vigo
Morgan
Shelby
Knox
Jackson
Washington
Gibson
Dubois

Parke
Hancock
Clay
Johnson
Rush
Daviess
Jennings
Scott
Pike
Spencer

Putnam
Henry
Owen
Monroe
Fayette
Martin
Ripley
Clark
Posey
Perry

Boone
Wayne
Sullivan
Brown
Decatur
Lawrence
Dearborn
Jefferson
Vanderburgh
Crawford

Hendricks
Union
Greene
Bartholomew
Franklin
Orange
Ohio
Switzerland
Warrick
Harrison
Floyd

Eumorpha pandorus, Monroe County, Indiana, August 21, 2008, Katie and Monique

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

Northern Indiana

Lake
Elkhart
Newton
Kosciusko
Benton
Grant
Warren
Tipton

Porter
Lagrange
Jasper
Wabash
White
Wells
Tippecanoe
Hamilton

LaPorte
Steuben
Starke
Whitley
Carroll
Adams
Fountain
Madison

St. Joseph
Noble
Pulaski
Huntington
Cass
Blackford
Montgomery
Delaware

Marshall
DeKalb
Fulton
Allen
Miami
Jay
Clinton
Randolph

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

Southern Indiana

Vermillion
Marion
Vigo
Morgan
Shelby
Knox
Jackson
Washington
Gibson
Dubois

Parke
Hancock
Clay
Johnson
Rush
Daviess
Jennings
Scott
Pike
Spencer

Putnam
Henry
Owen
Monroe
Fayette
Martin
Ripley
Clark
Posey
Perry

Lincoln
Wayne
Sullivan
Brown
Decatur
Lawrence
Dearborn
Jefferson
Vanderburgh
Crawford

Hendricks
Union
Greene
Bartholomew
Franklin
Orange
Ohio
Switzerland
Warrick
Harrison
Floyd

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