Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 31, 2008

The Sphingidae of Ohio

Manduca sexta sexta by Thomas Hörbrand.

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Below the tables of scientific names, there is a listing of common names.

Please help me improve the accuracy of this site by sending sightings (species, date, county) preferably with images to Bill Oehlke. See the county by county pictoral checklists at the bottom of this page.

Although most of the species listed for Ohio have breeding populations throughout (T) the state, there are some species that are strays that would likely only occur sporadically as visiting, non-breeding adults. Some species, such as Sphinx franckii, have limited ranges (southern one-third (S 1/3)), within the state.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia hageni W 1/4
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus T
Lapara bombycoides S & E 1/4
Lapara coniferarum S 1/4
Lintneria eremitus T
Manduca jasminearum S 1/5
Manduca quinquemaculatus Twwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja T
Sphinx canadensis W 1/3
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx franckii S 1/3
Sphinx gordius T
Sphinx kalmiae T
Sphinx luscitiosa N 1/8

Smerinthini Tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Paonias astylus SE 1/5
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus cerisyi N 1/4
Smerinthus jamaicensis T














Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Aellopos fadus stray
Erinnyis ello stray
Hemaris diffinis T
Hemaris gracilis NE 1/2
Hemaris thysbe T




Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha pandorus T







Macroglossini tribe:

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

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Although the following species are not listed currently for Ohio on the USGS list, they have been confirmed by Rick Ruggles and/or Eric Metzler as flying in Ohio. Kylee Baumle also confirms Agrius cingulata in Paulding County on October 23, 2007.

Agrius cingulata
Sphinx canadensis
Sphinx franckii

Paonias astylus

Erinnyis ello

Eumorpha achemon

Darapsa versicolor
Hyles gallii
Sphecodina abbottii
Xylophanes tersa

Common Names

Agrius cingulata
Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia catalpae
Ceratomia hageni
Ceratomia undulosa
Dolba hyloeus
Lapara bombycoides
Lapara coniferarum
Lintneria eremitus
Manduca jasminearum
Manduca quinquemaculataw
Manduca sexta
Paratrea plebeja
Sphinx canadensis
Sphinx chersis
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx franckii
Sphinx gordius
Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx luscitiosa

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

Aellopos fadus
Erinnyis ello
Hemaris thysbe
Hemaris gracilis
Hemaris diffinis

Eumorpha achemon
Eumorpha pandorus

Amphion floridensis
Darapsa choerilus
Darapsa myron
Darapsa versicolor
Deidamia inscriptum
Hyles gallii
Hyles lineata
Sphecodina abbottii
Xylophanes tersa

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

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

Fadus Sphinx
Ello Sphinx
Hummingbird Clearwing
Slender Clearwing or Graceful Clearwing
Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth

Achemon Sphinx
Pandorus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx
Azalea Sphinx pholus
Virginia Creeper or Grapevine Sphinx
Hydrangea Sphinx
Lettered Sphinx
Gallium Sphinx
White-lined Sphinx
Abbott's Sphinx
Tersa Sphinx


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Individual county checklists of adult moths: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Please help me improve the accuracy of this site by sending sightings (species, date, county) preferably with images to Bill Oehlke.

Currently only those in red are active.

Northeastern Ohio

Erie
Lake
Richland
Stark
Morrow

Huron
Geauga
Ashland
Mahoning
Knox

Lorain
Portage
Wayne
Columbiana
Coshocton

Cuyahoga
Ashtabula
Holmes
Tuscarawas
Harrison

Medina
Trumbull
Summit
Carroll
Jefferson

Southeastern Ohio

Licking
Guernsey
Hocking
Gallia

Muskingum
Belmont
Vinton
Lawrence

Fairfield
Noble
Athens

Perry
Monroe
Jackson

Morgan
Washington
Miegs

Southwestern Ohio

Preble
Warren
Highland

Montgomery
Clinton
Pickaway

Greene
Hamilton
Ross

Fayette
Clermont
Pike
Scioto

Butler
Brown
Adams

Northwestern Ohio

Williams
Wood
Paulding
Wyandot
Darke
Champaign

Fulton
Hancock
Putnam
Crawford
Auglaize
Clark

Lucas
Ottawa
Van Wert
Marion
Shelby
Union

Defiance
Sandusky
Allen
Morrow
Miami
Madison

Henry
Seneca
Mercer
Delaware
Logan
Franklin

Debbie Myers reports a Eumorpha pandorus moth on her back porch, July 4, 2007, Clark County.

Ceratomia amyntor, August 15, 2007, Geauga County, courtesy of Stacey Cotterman.

Individual county checklists of larvae: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Please help me improve the accuracy of this site by sending sightings (species, date, county) preferably with images to Bill Oehlke.

Currently only those in red are active.

Northeastern Ohio

Erie
Lake
Richland
Stark
Morrow

Huron
Geauga
Ashland
Mahoning
Knox

Lorain
Portage
Wayne
Columbiana
Coshocton

Cuyahoga
Ashtabula
Holmes
Tuscarawas
Harrison

Medina
Trumbull
Summit
Carroll
Jefferson

Southeastern Ohio

Licking
Guernsey
Hocking
Gallia

Muskingum
Belmont
Vinton
Lawrence

Fairfield
Noble
Athens

Perry
Monroe
Jackson

Morgan
Washington
Miegs

Southwestern Ohio

Preble
Warren
Highland

Montgomery
Clinton
Pickaway

Greene
Hamilton
Ross

Fayette
Clermont
Pike
Scioto

Butler
Brown
Adams

Northwestern Ohio

Williams
Wood
Paulding
Wyandot
Darke
Champaign

Fulton
Hancock
Putnam
Crawford
Auglaize
Clark

Lucas
Ottawa
Van Wert
Marion
Shelby
Union

Defiance
Sandusky
Allen
Morrow
Miami
Madison

Henry
Seneca
Mercer
Delaware
Logan
Franklin

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