The Sphingidae of New Brunswick


Hemaris thysbe, Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada,
August 7, 2005, courtesy of Bev England.

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Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata
Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia undulosa
Dolba hyloeus
Lapara bombycoides
Manduca quinquemaculata
Sphinx canadensis
Sphinx chersis
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx gordius probably poecilammmmmmmmmm
Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx luscitiosa
Sphinx poecila

Smerinthini Tribe:

Laothoe juglandis Amorpha juglandis
Pachysphinx modesta
Paonias excaecatus
Paonias myops
Smerinthus cerisyi
Smerinthus jamaicensis







Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Hemaris diffinis
Hemaris gracilis
Hemaris thysbe


Philampelini tribe:mm






Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis
Darapsa choerilus
Hyles gallii
Proserpinus flavofasciata

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Sphingidae sightings for 2005

Nessus sphinx, Amphion floridensis necturing on Dame's Rocket, June 19, Julie Singleton, English Settlement Road - near Taymouth, NB.
Julie writes, "There is lots of Virginia Creeper near our house, as well as a grape that we have been trying to get to grow for several years. We also start cayenne and other hot peppers annually - so there is no shortage of food around our property."

Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe, Bev England (August 7, 2005, Quispamsis) writes, "I thought you would like to see one of the pictures I took at the pond this Sunday......a hummingbird moth."

Gordie Snyder sent me these images of Sphinx chersis larvae, Ossekeag, New Brunswick, August 15, 2005. The blue "horn", pale lateral markings and light spiracular ovals indicate they are Sphinx chersis.

Anne Marsch sent me this image (below) of a Hyles gallii larva, Coverdale (five miles from Moncton Bridge), August 6, 2006.

Manduca quinquemaculatus, Sandy Island, New Brunswick, Canada,
courtesy of Cameron Dick, via Tara and Jerome Dick, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.

Sandy Island is between Campobello Island and Deer Island in the Passamaquoddy Bay.

Gordon Snyder sent me great images of a Ceratomia amyntor larva, taken September 7, 2009, Norton, New Brunswick.

Visit Hemaris thysbe, Geary, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada, August 1, 2010, Helen M˛rag McKinnon.

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