Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 2008
updated as per personal communication with Dan C. Walk (Xylophanes tersa in southwestern PA (Westmoreland Co.)), August 25, 2010
Please send sightings (location and date) to Bill Oehlke to help me improve this data base. I hope to have county by county pictoral checklists available in near future.
The letter "T" following a species name indicates a breeding population range throughout Pennsylvania. "S 1/3" indicates a breeding range in the southern third of the state, etc.. Some sightings are of rare strays, probably hurricane/storm/wind assisted from the south, that are occasionally seen in late summer or early fall. They would not be breeding residents. "XNE" indicates breeding population in extreme northeast.
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Agrius cingulata stray
Rick Gillmore reports Manduca jasminearum and Sphinx franckii taken in Washington County in 1970s.
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