Created/dedicated as per personal communication with Jay Phinney (Howard County); June 2014
Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, June 2014
Amorpha juglandis, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas,
June 5, 2014, courtesy of Jay Phinney
This page is inspired by and dedicated to Jay Phinney who sent me the pictures of Amorpha juglandis and Hyles lineata from Big Spring, (Howard County) at the top of this page and immediately below.
Hyles lineata, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas,
May 1, 2014, courtesy of Jay Phinney
Seventy-five Sphingidae species are listed for Texas on the U.S.G.S. (now BAMONA) website. Not all of the species are reported or anticipated in the northwest central region. It is hoped that this checklist, with the thumbnails and notes, will help you quickly identify the moths you are likely to encounter.
Please help me develop this list with improved, documented accuracy by sending sightings (species, date, location), preferably with an electronic image, via email to Bill Oehlke.
The night-blooming moon flower will attract many Sphingidae at dusk and into the night.
Enjoy some of nature's wonderments, giant silk moth cocoons. These cocoons are for sale winter and fall. Beautiful Saturniidae moths will emerge the following spring and summer. Read Actias luna rearing article. Additional online help available.
Eggs of many North American species are offered during the spring and summer. Occasionally summer Actias luna and summer Antheraea polyphemus cocoons are available. Shipping to US destinations is done from with in the US.
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