Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Evan Rand (July 21, 2010, Santa Cruz Co., AZ), September 2, 2010
Updated as per personal communication with Jean Haxaire, March 14, 2014
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
The upperside of the forewing is brown with dark brown and white markings with a light round spot near the end of the cell. The upperside of the hindwing has a dark spot at the lower outer margin, and the forewing has a small dark patch near the anal angle.
This Arizona State record (above) for 2004 was listed in the Lep Society Season Summary. It was captured in Santa Cruz County, Arizona on the evening of August 7, 2004. Coincidentally it was the first capture of that evening. It came to a combination of Mercury Vapor and Blacklight Fluorescent lights on a hill top in an area with a tremendous amount of Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa) and Ocotillo.
Evan Rand reports that this species seem to be most likely seen near end of July with at least four specimens reported in July 2011.
Dolbogene hartwegii, California Gulch, Atascosa Mtns, Santa Cruz Co. AZ,
July 21, 2010, 3800ft, courtesy of Evan Rand.
Dolbogene hartwegii on Tecoma stans, Sonora, Mexico,
4150 feet, courtesy of J. Palting, via Jean Haxaire.
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