Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 19, 2008
The Sphingidae of Kentucky
Eumorpha pandorus, Vine Grove, Hardin County, Kentucky,
August 22, 2010, courtesy of Lori Voyer.
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Bryon Peterson, Bardstown, Kentucky, confirms (image below) presence of
Sphecodina abbottii although that species is/was not on USGS
Kentucky list on Opler's site.
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