Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, July 2008
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Agrius cingulata stray
Individual county checklists (adult moths): Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
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.
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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