Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 18, 2008
Many thanks to Tom Middagh who has sent me much collection data (1970's - 1980's), especially for Nobles County. Those species followed by TM have been added to my original Minnesota list, courtesy of Tom.
Tom's complete list is at the bottom of this page.
Special thanks also goes to Mark Black for his
sightings and images of Ceratomia undulosa and
Hyles euphorbiae from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hyles
euphorbiae had not been previously reported in Minnesota. Mark has also
reported Amphion floridensis, Paonias excaecata and
Deidamia inscriptum from Minneapolis (Hennepin County).
Special thanks also goes to Paul Santo for his sightings
and images of Aellopos titan and Hemaris diffinis
now posted on the Washington County page.
Special thanks also goes to Paul Santo for his sightings and images of Aellopos titan and Hemaris diffinis now posted on the Washington County page.
Hyles euphorbiae, Minneapolis, Minnesota, courtesy of Mark Black.
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Walnut Sphinx (Amorpha juglandis)
Modest or Poplar Sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta)
Blinded Sphinx (Paonias excaecata)
Small-eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops)
One-eyed Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi)
Twin-spotted Sphinx (Smerinthus jamaicensis)
Titan Sphinx (Aellopos titan)
Ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello)
Obscure Sphinx (Erinnyis obscura)
Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)
Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
Graceful Clearwing (Hemaris gracilis)
Achemon Sphinx (Eumorpha achemon<)
Banded Sphinx (Eumorpha fasciatus)
Pandorus Sphinx (Eumorpha pandorus)
Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis)
Azalea Sphinx (Darapsa choerilus)
Virginia Creeper Sphinx (Darapsa myron)
Lettered Sphinx (Deidamia inscriptum)
Spurge Hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae)
Bedstraw Hawk Moth or Gallium Sphinx (Hyles gallii)
White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)
Yellow-banded Day Sphinx (Proserpinus flavofasciata)
Juanita Sphinx (Proserpinus juanita)
Abbott's Sphinx (Sphecodina abbotti)
Tersa Sphinx (Xylophanes tersa)
Eumorpha fasciatus: On October 19, 2007, I received an image of a somewhat tattered live specimen from southern Minnesota (Waseca County), courtesy of Roxanne Goodrich. It would be a rare stray into the state.
Map from U.S. Census Bureau: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/minnesota_map.html
Individual county checklists: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
Aellopos titan, Titan Sphinx, Nobles, September 12, 1979
Aellopos titan, Titan Sphinx, Washington, July 4, 2006, Paul Santo
Agrius cingulata, Pink-spotted Hawkmoth, Nobles, September 24, 1981
Amphion floridensis, Nessus Sphinx, Nobles, June 11, 1992
Amphion floridensis, Nessus Sphinx, Minneapolis (Hennepin), June 4, 2006, Mark Black
Ceratomia amyntor, Four-horned Elm Sphinx, Nobles, May 29, 1976
Ceratomia undulosa, Waved Sphinx, Nobles, August 22, 1982
Cressonia juglandis, Walnut Sphinx, Becker, June 25, 1979
Darapsa myron Hog Sphinx, Nobles, June 7, 1977
Darapsa choerilus, Azalea Sphinx, Becker, June 25, 1979
Deidamia inscriptum, Lettered Nobles, May 21, 1977
Deidamia inscriptum, larva, Minneapolis, June 18, 2006, Mark Black
Erinnyis obscura, Obscure Sphinx, Nobles, October 2, 1979
Eumorpha achemon, Achemon Sphinx, Nobles, August 1, 1976
Eumorpha pandorus, Pandora Sphinx, Lyon, May 30, 1980
Hemaris diffinis, Becker, June 26, 1979
Hemaris diffinis, Snowberry Clearwing, Washington, July, 2005, Paul Santo
Hemaris thysbe, Hummingbird Clearwing, Nobles, June 19, 1976
Hyles euphorbiae, Spurge Hawkmoth, Nobles, July 20, 2007
Hyles gallii, Galium Sphinx, Murry, May 30, 1986
Hyles lineata, White-lined Sphinx, Nobles, June 2, 1975
Lapara bombycoides,Norther Pine Sphinx, Becker, June 27, 1979
Manduca quinquemaculata, Five-spotted Hawkmoth, Nobles, September 28, 1979
Manduca sexta, Nobles, July 30, 1976
Pachysphinx modesta, Poplar Sphinx, Nobles, June 20, 1979
Paonias excaecatus, Blinded sphinx, Nobles, June 20, 1979
Paonias myops, Small-eyed Sphinx, Nobles, June 28, 1976
Smerinthus cerisyi, Cerisyi's Sphinx, Becker, June 29, 1979
Smerinthus jamaicensis, Twin-spotted Sphinx, Nobles, July 25, 1976
Sphinx canadensis, Becker, June 5, 1979
Sphinx chersis, Great Ash Sphinx, Nobles, July 1, 1977
Sphinx drupiferarum, Wild Cherry Sphinx, Nobles, July 17, 2004
Sphinx gordius, Apple Sphinx, Becker, June 23, 1978
Sphinx kalmiae, Laurel Sphinx, Nobles, July 2, 1983
Xylophanes tersa, Tersa Sphinx, Nobles, August 3, 1975
Hyles euphorbiae larva:
Marc Stratton writes, "This 'bug' was photographed near Rollag, Minnesota (35 Miles SE of Fargo, ND), on 2005/09/08 at 8:34 AM.
"I never knew what its moth looked like; and so much smaller than one would expect."
Rollag is in Clay County in Northwestern, Minnesota.
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