|Common name: Lettered
Hodges #: 7871.
Identification: Rfw 20.1 mm, fw outer margin irregularly toothed,
hws nearly uniform coppery-brown. Moth without bright colors.
Similar species: 7873.
Distribution: eastern United States and southern Canada.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Parthenocissus spp.-- Virginia
creeper/ woodbine, Vitis spp.-- grape, and Ampelopsis
Note: The species flies before dawn. In ND it is
the first sphingid of the season.
IN Tippecanoe Co., 27- VI- 1978. at light. coll.