Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, August 31, 2008
Updated as per BAMONA, August 3, 2011; Updated July 26, 2014
All counties linked moth to larvae and Catocala and vice-versa, July 26, 2014
The USGS lists seventeen Sphingidae species from Vermont. I have added ten species, Dolba hyloeus, Sphinx chersis, Sphinx luscitiosa, Sphinx poecila, Paonias excaecata, Paonias myops, Darapsa choerilus, Darapsa versicolor, Hyles lineata and Sphecodina abbottii which I expect are also present. Based on James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, 2007, I have also added Sphinx canadensis, Sphinx gordius, Hemaris gracilis, Deidamia inscriptum and Proserpinus flavofasciata.
As of August 3, 2011, the BAMONA website, which has replaced the USGS website, lists twenty species vouchered in Vermont. As of July 26, 2014, the BAMONA list now includes twenty-three species. I think there are probably thirty-four species present.
Please help confirm distributions by reporting sightings to Bill Oehlke
Hyles gallii, Greensborough, Vermont, July 26, 2005, courtesy of Aaron M. Kromash
Eumorpha pandorus northwestern Vermont, September 16, 2006, courtesy of Irv Goldman.
Individual county checklists (adult moths): Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
Individual county checklists (larvae=caterpillars): Counties will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active.
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