Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 16, 2008

The Sphingidae of Missouri

Eumorpha pandorus, Kansas City (Jackson County), Missouri,
June 16, 2007, courtesy of Ted Wienstroer.

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Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke. Images are also greatly appreciated and will be used and credited (with permission) on county pages. I will attempt to identify any Sphingidae larvae or adults that are unknown to you.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata SE 1/4
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia hageni T
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus SE 1/2
Isoparce cupressi XSE
Lapara coniferarum XSE
Lintneria eremitus ab XSW
Lintneria eremitoides XNW
Manduca jasminearum SE 2/3 wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca quinquemaculata T
Manduca rustica T
Manduca sexta T
Neococytius cluentius stray
Paratrea plebeja T
Sphinx canadensis E 1/4
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx franckii NE 3/4
Sphinx gordius C 3/4
Sphinx kalmiae E 3/4
Sphinx luscitiosa XNE
Sphinx vashti w 1/2

Smerinthini tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Paonias astylus S 1/4
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus jamaicensis T
Smerinthus cerisyi NE 1/4


















Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

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





Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciatus XSE
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha pandorus T
Eumorpha typhon stray
Eumorpha vitis stray





Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus E 1/8
Darapsa myron T
Dar. versicolor SE 1/2
Deidamia inscriptum T
Hyles gallii XNE
Hyles lineata T
Proser. gaurae SE 1/6
Proser. juanita ab XNS
Sphecodina abbottii T
Xylophanes tersa S 2/3

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Lynda McGinnis has recently confirmed presence of Sphecodina abbottii in Missouri, April 16, 2003;
Paonias excaecatus April 22, 2003;
Deidamia inscriptum April 22, 2003, very cold night, below 45 F;
Erinnyis obscura April 28, 2003, near Lake of the Ozarks (early)

Shannon Larsen sent me the beautiful images below of a male (note arched abdomen) Pachysphinx modesta, taken August 21st, 2004, in Centerview, Missouri.

The following table provides links to sightings from individual counties. Currently only those counties listed in red are active. Information has been gathered by various individuals:

Northwestern Missouri

Achison
Worth
Mercer
Schuyler
Platte
Livingston
Jackson
Howard

Nodaway
Harrison
Putnam
Scotland
Clinton
Carroll
Lafayette
Boone

Holt
Gentry
Grundy
Adair
Caldwell
Saline
Cass
Cooper

Andrew
Dekalb
Sullivan
Knox
Clay
Chariton
Johnson
Moniteau

Buchanan
Daviess
Linn
Macon
Ray
Randolph
Pettis

Northeastern Missouri

Clark
Ralls
Lincoln
Osage

Lewis
Audrain
Warren
Maries

Shelby
Pike
St. Charles
Gasconade

Marion
Callaway
St. Louis
Franklin

Monroe
Montgomery
St. Louis
Jefferson

Southwestern Missouri

Bates
Cole
Polk
Barton
Webster
Newton

Henry
Vernon
Dallas
Jasper
Wright
McDonald

Benton
St Clair
Camden
Dade
Christian
Barry

Morgan
Cedar
Laclede
Greene
Douglas
Stone

Miller
Hickory
Pulaski
Lawrence
Ozark
Taney

Southeastern Missouri

Osage
Maries
St. Francois
Texas
Ripley
Cape Girardeau

Gasconade
Phelps
Iron
Shannon
Wayne
Scott

Franklin
Crawford
Reynolds
Carter
Butler
Mississippi

Jefferson
Dent
Madison
Howell
Bollinger
New Madrid

Ste. Genevieve
Washington
Perry
Oregon
Stoddard
Pemiscot
Dunklin

The following tables provide links to thumbnail checklists of larvae.

Ceratomia catalpae, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri,
September 1, 2008, courtesy of Rhonda Murr.

Rhonda writes, "I found some caterpillars on my "Cigar tree" - several of them were parasitized, by what I guess is a Braconid wasp. I've been looking on the Internet to find out what kind they were - and I think they are Ceratomia catalpae - catalpa sphinx. I found a site directing me to your site - and it said you welcome comments, so I'm sending you some pictures. Any info you can tell me - I would welcome.

"I live in Missouri, Pike County. I found several of them having these parasites on them - plus some that didn't. Is there anything I can do to save the caterpillar?...it seems so sad...I didn't know if I should put them out of their misery or leave mother nature to take over.

"Again, anything you could tell me would be welcome. Thanks for your time."

Northeastern Missouri Larval Thumbnail Checklists: Only those counties in red are active.

Clark
Ralls
Lincoln
Osage

Lewis
Audrain
Warren
Maries

Shelby
Pike
St. Charles
Gasconade

Marion
Callaway
St. Louis
Franklin

Monroe
Montgomery
St. Louis
Jefferson

Southwestern Missouri

Bates
Cole
Polk
Barton
Webster
Newton

Henry
Vernon
Dallas
Jasper
Wright
McDonald

Benton
St Clair
Camden
Dade
Christian
Barry

Morgan
Cedar
Laclede
Greene
Douglas
Stone

Miller
Hickory
Pulaski
Lawrence
Ozark
Taney

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