Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, September 6, 2010
Updated as per personal communication with Julie Groves (Ceratomia undulosa, Denver, July, 2010); September 6, 2010
Updated as per personal communication with Rhonda Tucker (Eumorpha achemon), Denver, July 29, 2011; July 30, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with John B. Gilmore (Hyles lineata), Denver, June 20, 2012; July 3, 2012
Updated as per personal communication with Laura Culver (Hyles lineata, nectaring at Columbine in Denver, CO.; June 11, 2014)
Ceratomia undulosa, Denver, Colorado,
July, 2010, courtesy of Julie Groves.
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This page is inspired by and dedicated to
Julie Groves who sent the image of the Ceratomia undulosa moth
at top of this page.
Julie writes September 5,
"I found this moth in Denver, Colorado in July. It seems to resemble the dagger moth and the underwing moth but the secondary wings look just like the
ones on top. Moth measures 2 inches. Any help is appreciated."
Julie writes September 5, "I found this moth in Denver, Colorado in July. It seems to resemble the dagger moth and the underwing moth but the secondary wings look just like the ones on top. Moth measures 2 inches. Any help is appreciated."
Many thanks also to Rhonda Tucker who sends this beautiful image of Eumorpha achemon from Denver.
Eumorpha achemon, Denver, Colorado,
July 29, 2011, courtesy of Rhonda Tucker.
Many thanks to Laura Culver who provides the following image of Hyles lineata, nectaring on colombine.
Hyles lineata, nectaring on columbine, Denver, Colorado,
June 11, 2014, courtesy of Laura Culver.
A "WO" after the species name indicates that I (William Oehlke) expect that this moth is present or might be present, although unreported. A "USGS" indicates the moth is confirmed on USGS site for nearby Arapahoe County.
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Hyles lineata, Denver, June 11, 2014, Laura Culver
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