Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 19, 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Trina Sweet (Hyles euphorbiae, Antrim County, September 12, 2015); September 19, 2015

The Sphingidae of Michigan

The Achemon Sphinx,

Eumorpha achemon courtesy of T. W. Davies.

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Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae S 1/4
Ceratomia hageni XSW
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus SW 1/2
Lapara bombycoides N 3/4
Lintneria eremitus S 1/2
Manduca jasminearum stray HDK
Man. quinquemaculatus ab NWwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca sexta S 1/3
Neococytius cluentius stray HDK
Paratrea plebeja XSE
Sphinx canadensis T
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx franckii stray HDK
Sphinx gordius S 1/3
Sphinx kalmiae T
Sphinx luscitiosa N 1/2
Sphinx poecila N 2/3

Smerinthini Tribe:

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















Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Aellopos tantalus stray
Aellopos titan stray
Enyo lugubris stray
Erinnyis ello stray
Erinnyis obscura stray
Hemaris diffinis T
Hemaris thysbe T
Hemaris gracilis T





Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon S 3/4
Eumorpha fasciatus stray
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha pandorus S 1/2
Eumorpha vitus stray HDK








Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron T
Dar. versicolor ab NW
Deid. inscriptum S 1/3
Hyles euphorbiae N
Hyles gallii N 3/4
Hyles lineata T
Proser. flavofasciata NW
Sphecodina abbottii S 2/3
Xylophanes tersa stray


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Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia catalpae
Ceratomia hageni
Ceratomia undulosa
Cocytius antaeus stray
Dolba hyloeus
Lapara bombycoides
Lintneria eremitus
Manduca quinquemaculatusw
Manduca sexta
Paratrea plebeja
Sphinx canadensis
Sphinx chersis
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx franckii stray
Sphinx gordius
Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx luscitiosa
Sphinx poecila

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

Aellopos tantalus stray
Aellopos titan stray
Enyo lugubris stray
Erinnyis ello stray
Erinnyis obscura stray
Hemaris thysbe
Hemaris gracilis
Hemaris diffinis

Eumorpha achemon
Eumorpha fasciatus stray
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha pandorus

Amphion floridensis
Darapsa choerilus
Darapsa myron
Darapsa versicolor
Deidamia inscriptum
Hyles euphorbiae
Hyles gallii
Hyles lineata
Proserpinus flavofasciata
Sphecodina abbottii
Xylophanes tersa stray

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth
Elm Sphinx or Four-horned Sphinx
Catalpa Sphinx
Hagen's Sphinx
Waved Sphinx
Giant Sphinx
Pawpaw Sphinx
Northern Pine Sphinx
Hermit sphinx
Five-spotted hawkmoth
Carolina Sphinx, Six-spotted hawkmoth
Plebeian sphinx
Canadian Sphinx
Northern Ash Sphinx or Great Ash Sphinx
Wild Cherry Sphinx
Franck's Sphinx
Apple Sphinx
Laurel Sphinx
Canadian Sphinx
Poecila Sphinx

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

Tantalus Sphinx
Titan Sphinx
Mournful Sphinx
Ello Sphinx
Obscure Sphinx
Hummingbird Clearwing
Slender Clearwing or Graceful Clearwing
Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth

Achemon Sphinx
Banded sphinx
Gaudy Sphinx
Pandorus Sphinx

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


I have begun to create county by county pictoral checklists for the Michigan counties. Currently only those in red (Oakland, etc.) are active. Others will be completed over time, especially as new images and data arrive.

The first groups present thumbnails of the adult moths, with links to more detailed descriptions and information.

The second set of tables present thumbnails of the larvae (caterpillars) with links to the same descriptions and information.

Individual notes for Northwestern Michigan counties (adult moths):

Gogebic
Iron

Ontonagon
Marquette

Houghton
Dickinson

Keweenaw
Menominee

Baraga

Individual notes for Northern Michigan counties (adult moths):

Alger
Mackinac
Presque Isle
Leelanau
Antrim
Ogemaw

Delta
Emmet
Montmorency
Benzie
Kalkaska
Iosco

Schoolcraft
Cheboygan
Alpena
Grand Traverse
Crawford

Luce
Charlevoix
Oscoda
Manistee
Missaukee

Chippewa
Otsego
Alcona
Wexford
Roscommon


Individual notes for Central Michigan counties: (adult moths):

Mason
Arenac
Midland
Tuscola

Lake
Oceana
Bay
Sanilac

Osceola
Newago
Huron

Clare
Mecosta
Muskegon

Gladwin
Isabella
Saginaw


Hemaris thysbe, July 18, 2005, courtesy of Diane Smith, Oakland County.

Both Diane and I got a chuckle over the seeming appearance of sun glasses on this visitor to her flowers!

Individual notes for Southern Michigan counties (adult moths):

Montcalm
Clinton
Allegan
Oakland
Jackson
St. Joseph

Gratiot
Shiawassee
Barry
Macomb
Washtenaw
Branch

Ottawa
Genesee
Eaton
Van Buren
Wayne
Hillsdale

Kent
Lapeer
Ingham
Kalamazoo
Berrien
Lenawee

Ionia
St. Clair
Livingston
Calhoun
Cass
Monroe


Larvae Section

Manduca sexta munching on green pepper, Shiawassee County, Michigan,
September 10, 2008, courtesy of Jennifer Putnam.

Hyles euphorbiae fifth instar, Antrim County, Michigan,
September 12, 2015, courtesy of Trina Sweet.

Individual notes for Northwestern Michigan counties (larvae):

Gogebic
Iron

Ontonagon
Marquette

Houghton
Dickinson

Keweenaw
Menominee

Baraga

Individual notes for Northern Michigan counties (larvae):

Alger
Mackinac
Presque Isle
Leelanau
Antrim
Ogemaw

Delta
Emmet
Montmorency
Benzie
Kalkaska
Iosco

Schoolcraft
Cheboygan
Alpena
Grand Traverse
Crawford

Luce
Charlevoix
Oscoda
Manistee
Missaukee

Chippewa
Otsego
Alcona
Wexford
Roscommon


Individual notes for Central Michigan counties (larvae):

Mason
Arenac
Midland
Tuscola

Lake
Oceana
Bay
Sanilac

Osceola
Newago
Huron

Clare
Mecosta
Muskegon

Gladwin
Isabella
Saginaw


Individual notes for Southern Michigan counties (larvae):

Montcalm
Clinton
Allegan
Oakland
Jackson
St. Joseph

Gratiot
Shiawassee
Barry
Macomb
Washtenaw
Branch

Ottawa
Genesee
Eaton
Van Buren
Wayne
Hillsdale

Kent
Lapeer
Ingham
Kalamazoo
Berrien
Lenawee

Ionia
St. Clair
Livingston
Calhoun
Cass
Monroe

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