Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 30, 2008

The Sphingidae of Virginia

The Achemon Sphinx, Eumorpha achemon courtesy of T. W. Davies.

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Most species have breeding populations throughout (T) the state. Larvae of Agrius cingulata, however, have only been observed in nature in the eastern quarter (E 1/4) of the state.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata E 1/4
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus T
Lapara bombycoides SW 1/6
Lapara coniferarum T
Lintneria eremitus W 5/6
Manduca jasminearum T
Manduca quinquemaculatus Twwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca rustica S 1/3
Manduca sexta T
Paratrea plebeja T
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx franckii NW 2/3
Sphinx gordius T
Sphinx kalmiae T

Smerinthini Tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta W 2/5
Paonias astylus T
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus jamaicensis T












Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Hemaris diffinis T
Hemaris gracilis XE
Hemaris thysbe T







Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciatus stray
Eumorpha pandorus T







Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor T
Deidamia inscriptum T
Hyles lineata T
Sphecodina abbottii T
Xylophanes tersa E 2/5


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Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for western counties:

Lee
Buchanan
Smyth
Giles
Craig

Wise
Russell
Bland
Pulaski
Salem

Norton
Washington
Wythe
Radford
Floyd

Scott
Bristol City
Grayson
Montgomery
Patrick

Dickenson
Tazewell
Galax
Carroll


Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for central counties:

Frederick
Highland
Madison
Albemarle
Alleghany
Buckingham
Henrico
Botetourt
Campbell
Lunenburg

Clarke
Augusta
Rappahannock
Orange
Bath
Fluvanna
Chesterfield
Roanoke
Halifax
Mecklenburg

Shenandoah
Rockingham
Fauquier
Louisa
Rockbridge
Cumberland
Amelia
Bedford
Appomattox
Brunswick

Warren
Page
Culpeper
Spotsylvania
Amherst
Goochland
Nottoway
Franklin
Prince Edward
Greensville

Loudoun
Greene
Prince William
Stafford
Nelson
Powhatan
Dinwiddie
Henry
Pittsylvania
Charlotte


Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for eastern counties:

Loudoun
Spotsylvania
Hanover
Middlesex
Chesterfield
Gloucester
Greensville
Suffolk

Fairfax
Caroline
Henrico
Lancaster
Dinwiddie
Mathews
Sussex
Chesapeake

Prince William
Essex
King William
Northumberland
Prince George
York
Surry
Norfolk

Stafford
Westmoreland
King and Queen
Accomack
Charles City
Poquoson
Southampton
Virginia Beach

King George
Richmond
New Kent
Northampton
James City
Hampton
Isle of Wight


Larvae Section:

Hyles lineata Loudoun County, Virginia,
late September, 2008, courtesy of Melanie Gentile.

Individual notes for western counties:

Lee
Buchanan
Smyth
Giles
Craig

Wise
Russell
Bland
Pulaski
Salem

Norton
Washington
Wythe
Radford
Floyd

Scott
Bristol City
Grayson
Roanoke
Patrick

Dickenson
Tazewell
Galax
Carroll


Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for central counties:

Frederick
Highland
Madison
Albemarle
Alleghany
Buckingham
Henrico
Botetourt
Campbell
Lunenburg

Clarke
Augusta
Rappahannock
Orange
Bath
Fluvanna
Chesterfield
Roanoke
Halifax
Mecklenburg

Shenandoah
Rockingham
Fauquier
Louisa
Rockbridge
Cumberland
Amelia
Bedford
Appomattox
Brunswick

Warren
Page
Culpeper
Spotsylvania
Amherst
Goochland
Nottoway
Franklin
Prince Edward
Greensville

Loudoun
Greene
Prince William
Stafford
Nelson
Powhatan
Dinwiddie
Henry
Pittsylvania
Charlotte


Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for eastern counties:

Loudoun
Spotsylvania
Hanover
Middlesex
Chesterfield
Gloucester
Greensville
Suffolk

Fairfax
Caroline
Henrico
Lancaster
Dinwiddie
Mathews
Sussex
Chesapeake

Prince William
Essex
King William
Northumberland
Prince George
York
Surry
Norfolk

Stafford
Westmoreland
King and Queen
Accomack
Charles City
Poquoson
Southampton
Virginia Beach

King George
Richmond
New Kent
Northampton
James City
Hampton
Isle of Wight

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