Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae:

Deidamia inscriptum (Harris 1839)

Common name:  Lettered sphinx

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 spp.-- pepper-vine.

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. B. Stiles


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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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