The Sphingidae of Prince Edward Island

Lapara bombycoides fifth instar larva by Bill Oehlke.

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Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Ceratomia undulosa
Lapara bombycoides
Sphinx drupiferarummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx poecila

Smerinthini Tribe:

Pachysphinx modesta
Paonias excaecatus
Paonias myops
Smerinthus cerisyi
Smerinthus jamaicensis

Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Hemaris thysbe

Philampelini tribe:mm

Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis
Darapsa choerilus (pholus)
Hyles gallii

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P.E.I. Sphingidae Sightings 2005

Darapsa choerilus male RSS
Pachysphinx modesta male, June 12, 13, 15 Montague
Paonias excaecata male, June 15, Montague
Smerinthus cerisyi two males, June 8, Montague, June 11, 12, 17
Smerinthus jamaicensis male, June 12, Montague
Sphinx drupiferarum male, June 17, Chapel
Sphinx kalmiae male, June 15, Chapel

P.E.I. Sphingidae sightings for 2007

Darapsa choerilus males, July 10, 20-22, Montague
Smerinthus cerisyi two males and a female, June 9, Montague
Smerinthus jamaicensis male and female, July 20, Montague

P.E.I. Sphingidae sightings for 2008 (cool spring)

S. cerisyi numerous June 9 to June 17 at least
P. modesta male June 16
P. modesta, L. bombycoides, S cerisyi, P. myops June 17, all males
H. thysbe July 6
P. excaecata and P. modesta females, July 7
males of S. drupiferarum, P. excaecata, P. myops, D. choerilus, S. cerisyi, S. jamaicensis July 8.

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