Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae: Philampelini

Eumorpha anchemola (Cramer 1779)

Common name: listed here as the 'Pepper-vine sphinx.'

Hodges #: 7857.

Identification: Rfw 72 mm, fw mottled brown and green, fading to dull brownish black after death.  Ventral surface orange-yellow.

Similar species: 7859.

Distribution: northern Argentina into Mexico, also Trinidad.  Strays to southern Texas.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Ampelopsis sp. -- pepper-vine.

Note: The single ND record was transported into the state on bananas which entered the U.S. via Florida. 


ND, Cass Co., Fargo. ex. local grocier.  9- X- 1985. G. Fauske.


Same specimen, ventral view.

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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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