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

The Sphingidae of Maine

Cressonia juglandis = Amorpha juglandis male courtesy of Lynn Scott.

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You can visit Sphingidae Checklists for all countries in North, Central and South America.

There is a hypertext index with common names at the bottom of this page.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae stray
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus S 2/3
Lapara bombycoides T
Lapara coniferarum stray
Lintneria eremitus S 2/3
Manduca quinquemaculatus SH wwww
Manduca rustica stray
Manduca sexta
Sphinx canadensis T
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx kalmiae T
Sphinx luscitiosa T
Sphinx poecila T

Smerinthini Tribe:

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










Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Aellopos titan stray
Hemaris thysbe T
Hemaris gracilis T
Hemaris diffinis T





Philampelini tribe:mm

Eum. achemon XS
Eum. labruscae stray
Eum. pandorus SW






Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron SH
Darapsa versicolor SH
Deida. inscriptum SW
Hyles gallii T
Hyles lineata XS
Pros. flavofasciata T
Sphecodi. abbottii SW

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Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia catalpae
Ceratomia undulosa
Dolba hyloeus
Lapara bombycoides
Lapara coniferarum
Manduca quinquemaculataw
Manduca rustica
Manduca sexta
Sphinx canadensis
Sphinx chersis
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx eremitus
Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx luscitiosa
Sphinx poecila

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

Aellopos titan stray
Hemaris thysbe
Hemaris gracilis
Hemaris diffinis

Eumorpha achemon
Eumorpha labruscae
Eumorpha pandorus

Amphion floridensis
Darapsa choerilus
Darapsa myron
Darapsa versicolor
Deidama inscriptum
Hyles gallii
Hyles lineata
Proserpinus flavofasciata
Sphecodina abbottii

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth
Elm Sphinx or Four-horned Sphinx
Catalpa Sphinx
Waved Sphinx
Pawpaw Sphinx
Northern Pine Sphinx
Southern Pine Sphinx
Five-spotted hawkmoth
Rustic Sphinx
Carolina Sphinx or Tobacco Sphinx
Canadian Sphinx
Northern Ash Sphinx or Great Ash Sphinx
Wild Cherry Sphinx
Hermit sphinx
Laurel Sphinx
Canadian Sphinx
Poecila Sphinx

Walnut sphinx
Poplar Sphinx or Modest Sphinx
Huckleberry Sphinx
Blinded Sphinx
Small-eyed Sphinx
Twin-spotted Sphinx
Cerisyi's sphinx

Titan Sphinx or White banded day sphinx
Hummingbird Clearwing
Slender Clearwing or Graceful Clearwing
Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth

Achemon Sphinx
Gaudy Sphinx
Pandorus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx
Azalea Sphinx pholus
Virginia Creeper or Grapevine Sphinx
Hydrangea Sphinx
Lettered Sphinx
Bedstraw Hawk Moth or Gallium Sphinx
White-lined Sphinx
Yellow-banded sphinx
Abbott's Sphinx

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

Aroostook
Oxford
Cumberland
York

Somerset
Franklin
Androscoggin

Piscataquis
Kennebec
Sagadahoc

Penobscot
Waldo
Lincoln

Washington
Hancock
Knox

Eumorpha pandorus fifth instar, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine,
September 2, 2008, courtresy of Cathy McKenney.

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

Aroostook
Oxford
Cumberland
York

Somerset
Franklin
Androscoggin

Piscataquis
Kennebec
Sagadahoc

Penobscot
Waldo
Lincoln

Washington
Hancock
Knox

David Reed sent me an image of a Sphinx kalmiae larva, Popham Beech State Park in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, observed on August 3, 2005.
Phil Stack from Hampden, Maine, reports a Sphecodina abbottii larva sighting, August 4, 2005

Matthew Arey reports Hemaris thysbe and Proserpinus flavosfasciata from Washington County, July 3-8, 2006.

At his black light (Washington County 2006) Matthew encountered Big Poplar Sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta) - 12 +; Cerisy's Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) - 7; Blinded Sphinx (Paonias exacaecata) - 20 +; Twin Spot Sphinx (Smerinthus jamaicensis) - 12 +; Small Eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops) - 15; Northern Apple Sphinx (Sphinx poecila) - 18; Canadian Sphinx (Sphinx canadensis) - 2; Laurel Sphinx (Sphinx kalmiae) - 5; Azalea Sphinx (Darapsa choerilus) - 1; Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa) - 4.

In previous years in Washington County, Matthew has observed Galium Sphinx (Hyles gallii intermedia) - August, 2005; Northern Pine Sphinx (Lapara bombycoides) - July, 2002 / July, 2003; Pawpaw Sphinx (Dolba hyloeus) - July, 2003; Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) - August, 2002.

Matthew has also provided data for Cumberland and York Counties. See the individual county files for data.


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