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

The Sphingidae of Oklahoma

Manduca sexta sexta by Thomas Hörbrand.

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

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata confirmed stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae E 1/2
Ceratomia hageni ab ph
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus SE 1/3
Lintneria eremitoides C
Man. quinquemaculatus Twwwwwwwwwww
Manduca rustica SE 1/4
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja ab XW
Sphinx chersis N 2/3
Sphinx drupiferarum NW 3/4
Sphinx libocedrus XSW
Sphinx vasti N 1/2

Smerinthini Tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Pachy. occidentalis XW
Paonias excaecata E 1/2
Paonias myops E 1/2
Smerinthus jamaicensis T









Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Erinnyis ello stray
Erinnyis obscura stray
Hemaris thysbe E 1/2
Hemaris diffinis T








Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciatus EXT E
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha pandorus E 2/3
Eumorpha vitis stray







Macroglossini tribe:

Amph. floridensis ab XW
Cautethia spuria stray
Darapsa choerilus SE 1/2
Darapsa myron T
Deidamia inscriptum E 2/3
Euproserpinus wiesti XW
Hyles lineata T
Proser. guarae XX SE
Proser. juanita ab XX SE
Sphecodina abbottii E 1/4
Xylophanes tersa E 1/2

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Common Names

Agrius cingulata
Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia catalpae
Ceratomia hageni
Ceratomia undulosa
Dolba hyloeus
Lintneria eremitoides
Manduca quinquemaculatusw
Manduca rustica
Manduca sexta
Paratrea plebeja
Sphinx chersis
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx libocedrus
Sphinx vasti

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

Erinnyis ello
Erinnyis obscura obscura
Hemaris thysbe
Hemaris diffinis

Eumorpha achemon
Eumorpha fasciatus
Eumorpha labruscae
Eumorpha pandorus
Eumorpha vitis

Amphion floridensis
Cautethia spuria
Darapsa choerilus
Darapsa myron
Deidamia inscriptum
Euproserpinus wiesti
Hyles lineata
Proserpinus guarae
Proserpinus juanita
Sphecodina abbottii
Xylophanes tersa

Pink-spotted Hawk Moth
Elm Sphinx or Four-horned Sphinx
Catalpa Sphinx
Hagen's sphinx
Waved Sphinx
Pawpaw Sphinx
Sage Sphinx
Five-spotted hawkmoth
Rustic Sphinx
Carolina Sphinx, Six-spotted hawkmoth
Plebeian sphinx
Northern Ash Sphinx or Great Ash Sphinx
Wild Cherry Sphinx
Incense Cedar Sphinx
Snowberry Sphinx

Walnut sphinx
Poplar Sphinx or Modest Sphinx
Big Poplar Sphinx
Blinded Sphinx
Small-eyed Sphinx
Twin-spotted Sphinx

Ello Sphinx
Obscure Sphinx
Hummingbird Clearwing
Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth

Achemon Sphinx
Banded Sphinx: larvae reported in Mayes County, September 11, 2009
Gaudy Sphinx
Pandorus Sphinx
Vine Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx
Spurious Sphinx very rare stray
Azalea Sphinx pholus
Virginia Creeper or Grapevine Sphinx
Lettered Sphinx
Prairie Sphinx or Wiest's Sphinx
White-lined Sphinx
Proud Sphinx
Juanita Sphinx
Abbott's Sphinx
Tersa Sphinx


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Individual county checklists: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.

Western Oklahoma

Cimarron
Ellis
Beckham

Texas
Woodward
Washita

Beaver
Roger Mills
Harmon
Jackson

Harper
Dewey
Greer
Tillman

Woods
Custer
Kiowa

Central Oklahoma

Alfalfa
Noble
Blaine
McClain
Comanche

Grant
Payne
Kingfisher
Cleveland
Cotton

Kay
Logan
Canadian
Pottawatomie
Stephens


Major
Oklahoma
Caddo
Garvin
Jefferson

Garfield
Lincoln
Grady
Murray
Carter
Love

Eastern Oklahoma

Osage
Craig
Creek
Wagoner
McIntosh
Pontotoc
Atoka

Pawnee
Ottawa
Okfuskee
Cherokee
Haskell
Coal
Pushmataha

Washington
Rogers
Seminole
Muskogee
Pittsburg
Johnston
Choctaw

Nowata
Mayes
Okmulgee
Adair
Latimer
Marshall
McCurtain

Tulsa
Delaware
Hughes
Sequoyah
LeFlore
Bryan

Individual county checklists: Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.

Western Oklahoma: Sphingidae Larvae

Cimarron
Ellis
Beckham

Texas
Woodward
Washita

Beaver
Roger Mills
Harmon
Jackson

Harper
Dewey
Greer
Tillman

Woods
Custer
Kiowa

Central Oklahoma: Sphingidae Larvae

Alfalfa
Noble
Blaine
McClain
Comanche

Grant
Payne
Kingfisher
Cleveland
Cotton

Kay
Logan
Canadian
Pottawatomie
Stephens

Major
Oklahoma
Caddo
Garvin
Jefferson

Garfield
Lincoln
Grady
Murray
Carter
Love

Eastern Oklahoma: Sphingidae Larvae

Osage
Craig
Creek
Wagoner
McIntosh
Pontotoc
Atoka

Pawnee
Ottawa
Okfuskee
Cherokee
Haskell
Coal
Pushmataha

Washington
Rogers
Seminole
Muskogee
Pittsburg
Johnston
Choctaw

Nowata
Mayes
Okmulgee
Adair
Latimer
Marshall
McCurtain

Tulsa
Delaware
Hughes
Sequoyah
LeFlore
Bryan

Amphion floridensis Norman, Oklahoma, May 9, 2008,
courtesy/copyright of Col. J. David Martin USAF (ret.)

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