Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, July 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Ian Miller (Hyles euphorbiae, June 4, 2009, Eau Claire); June 2009

The Sphingidae of Wisconsin

Cressonia juglandis = Amorpha juglandis male courtesy of Lynn Scott.

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There is a hypertext index with common names at the bottom of this page.

Please help me improve the accuracy of this site by sending sightings (species, date, county) preferably with images to Bill Oehlke. See the county by county pictoral checklists at the bottom of this page.

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata possible rare adult stray
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae S 1/4
Ceratomia hageni XS
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus SE 2/3
Lapara bombycoides N 7/8
Lintneria eremitus T
Manduca quinquemaculatus abXNwwwwwwwwww
Manduca sexta S 1/5
Sphinx canadensis T
Sphinx chersis T
Sphinx drupiferarum T
Sphinx gordius T
Sphinx kalmiae T
Sphinx luscitiosa T
Sphinx poecila N 3/4
Sphinx vashti T

Smerinthini Tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus jamaicensis T
Smerinthus cerisyi T












Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Aellopos titan stray
Erinnyis alope stray
Erinnyis ello stray
Erinnyis obscura stray
Hemaris diffinis T
Hemaris gracilis ab XSW
Hemaris thysbe T





Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumor. achemon SW 2/3
Eumorpha fasciatus stray
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha pandorus SH








Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor SE 1/4
Deidamia inscriptum SH
Hyles euphorbiae XCW
Hyles gallii T
Hyles lineata T
Sphecod. abbottii ab XN
Xylophanes tersa stray


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Agrius cingulata stray
Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia catalpae
Ceratomia hageni
Ceratomia undulosa
Dolba hyloeus
Lapara bombycoides
Manduca quinquemaculataw
Manduca sexta
Sphinx canadensis
Sphinx chersis
Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx eremitus
Sphinx gordius
Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx luscitiosa
Sphinx poecila
Sphinx vashti

Amorpha juglandis
Pachysphinx modesta
Paonias excaecata
Paonias myops
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Smerinthus cerisyi

Aellopos titan stray
Erinnyis alope stray
Erinnyis ello stray
Erinnyis obscura stray
Hemaris diffinis
Hemaris gracilis
Hemaris thysbe

Eumorpha achemon
Eumorpha fasciatus stray
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha pandorus

Amphion floridensis
Darapsa choerilus
Darapsa myron
Darapsa versicolor
Deidamia inscriptum
Hyles euphorbiae
Hyles gallii
Hyles lineata
Sphecodina abbottii
Xylophanes tersa stray

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth
Elm Sphinx or Four-horned Sphinx
Catalpa Sphinx
Hagen's Sphinx or Osage Orange Sphinx
Waved Sphinx
Pawpaw Sphinx
Northern Pine Sphinx
Five-spotted hawkmoth
Carolina Sphinx, Six-spotted hawkmoth
Canadian Sphinx
Northern Ash Sphinx or Great Ash Sphinx
Wild Cherry Sphinx
Hermit Sphinx
Apple Sphinx
Laurel Sphinx
Canadian Sphinx
Peocila Sphinx
Snowberry Sphinx

Walnut sphinx
Poplar Sphinx or Modest Sphinx
Blinded Sphinx
Small-eyed Sphinx
Twin-spotted Sphinx
Cerisyi's sphinx

Titan Sphinx
Alope Sphinx
Ello Sphinx
Obscure Sphinx
Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth
Slender Clearwing Moth
Hummingbird Clearwing

Achemon Sphinx
Bandad Sphinx
Gaudy Sphinx
Pandorus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx
Azalea Sphinx
Virginia Creeper or Grapevine Sphinx
Hydrangea Sphinx
Lettered Sphinx
Leafy Spurge Hawk Moth
Gallium or Bedstraw Sphinx
White-lined Sphinx
Abbott's Sphinx
Tersa Sphinx

I have begun to create county by county pictoral checklists for the Wisconsin counties. Currently only those in red (Taylor, etc.) are active. Others will be completed over time, especially as new images and data arrive.

Many thanks to Janice Stiefel who has provided excellent records and images for eastern Wisconsin (see Door, Sheboygan and Milwaukee counties). It is she who reports/confirms, with an image of a stray, the Eumorpha labruscae from Door County.

Please help me improve the accuracy of this site by sending sightings (species, date, county) preferably with images to Bill Oehlke.

Individual notes for Northern Wisconsin counties:

Douglas
Burnett
Polk
Forest

Bayfield
Washburn
Barron
Florence

Ashland
Sawyer
Rusk
Marinette

Iron
Price
Taylor
Langlade

Vilas
Oneida
Lincoln
Oconto

Individual notes for Central Wisconsin counties:

St. Croix
Eau Claire
Marathon
Waupaca
La Crosse
Winnebago

Dunn
Clark
Shawano
Outagamie
Juneau
Calumet

Chippewa
Buffalo
Menominee
Brown
Adams
Manitowoc

Pierce
Trempealeau
Wood
Door
Monroe
Fond du Lac

Pepin
Jackson
Portage
Kewaunee
Waushara
Sheboygan

Individual notes for Southern Wisconsin counties:

Vernon
Marquette
Grant
Jefferson
Racine

Crawford
Green Lake
Iowa
Waukesha
Kenosha

Richland
Dodge
Lafayette
Milwaukee

Sauk
Washington
Dane
Rock

Columbia
Ozaukee
Green
Walworth

Larval Thumbnails

Hemaris diffinis larva, courtesy of Gerald Fauskes

Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Sawyer, Price and Oneida counties Individual notes for Northern Wisconsin counties (Larvae):

Douglas
Burnett
Polk
Forest

Bayfield
Washburn
Barron
Florence

Ashland
Sawyer
Rusk
Marinette

Iron
Price
Taylor
Langlade

Vilas
Oneida
Lincoln
Oconto

Individual notes for Central Wisconsin counties (Larvae):

St. Croix
Eau Claire
Marathon
Waupaca
La Crosse
Winnebago

Dunn
Clark
Shawano
Outagamie
Juneau
Calumet

Chippewa
Buffalo
Menominee
Brown
Adams
Manitowoc

Pierce
Trempealeau
Wood
Door
Monroe
Fond Du Lac

Pepin
Jackson
Portage
Kewaunee
Waushara
Sheboygan

Individual notes for Southern Wisconsin counties (Larvae):

Vernon
Marquette
Grant
Jefferson
Racine

Crawford
Green Lake
Iowa
Waukesha
Kenosha

Richland
Dodge
Lafayette
Milwaukee

Sauk
Washington
Dane
Rock

Columbia
Ozaukee
Green
Walworth

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