Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 25, 2008
I feel there are some species listed on USGS, included below, that may be erroneous. However, many of the Sphingidae adults have strong migratory tendencies (doubtful stray) and are sometimes encountered as adults where there are no breeding populations.
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Individual notes for western counties (adult moths):
Individual notes for eastern counties:
Sphinx sequoiae mature fifth instar, Wolf Creek, Josephine County, Oregon,
August 9, 2009, courtesy of Edna Woodward.
Hyles gallii fifth instar, Walterville, eastern Lane County, Oregon,
feeding on Fuschia, August 7, 2011, courtesy of Buzz Kleven.
Individual notes for western counties (larvae). Only those counties indicated in red are active.
Individual notes for eastern counties (larvae). Only those counties indicated in red are active.
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