Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 17, 2008
Click on one of the Scientific names to see images and access information. N.B., the files are not linked back to this page. To return to this index, simply use your browser back button. Special thanks goes to Vernon A. Brou for his extensive research and records and images regarding the Sphingidae of Louisiana, a help with this checklist.
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.
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Individual county checklists (adult moths): Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
Xylophanes tersa, Hancock County, Mississippi,
November 2, 2007,
courtesy of Michael Vandeveer
Enjoy some of nature's wonderments, giant silk moth cocoons. These cocoons are for sale winter and fall. Beautiful Saturniidae moths will emerge the following spring and summer. Read Actias luna rearing article. Additional online help available.
Eggs of many North American species are offered during the spring and summer. Occasionally summer Actias luna and summer Antheraea polyphemus cocoons are available. Shipping to US destinations is done from with in the US.
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