Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae: Philampelini

Eumorpha achemon (Drury 1773)

Common name: Achemon sphinx.

Hodges #: 7861.

Identification: Rfw 44.7 mm, fw mottled brown with dark square patch on inner margin, discal area of hw and vfw pink, tegulae appearing as dark triangles, each tibial spur with apical spine-like seta.

Similar species: 7859.

Distribution: southern Canada  and United States into Mexico.  Absent from the Pacific northwest.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Vitis grape, and Parthenocissus woodbine, both Vitaceae.

ND Cass Co., Fargo.  25- VI- 1962. D. Arrhus.

moth image

ND, Cass Co., Fargo. ex. Parthenocissus sp.    10- VIII- 2001. coll. M. Harris, pic. G. Fauske.

ND  Cass Co., NDSU campus, ex. Parthenocissus vitacea. VII- 1999,  pic. G. Fauske

  Moth county records  






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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