|Common name: Vashti's sphinx
Hodges #: 7803.
Identification: Rfw 36.5 mm, gray with white edged, black apical
dash, discal cell suffused with whitish, st. line an inverted white 'V'
or 'Y' with the stem near fw apex. Hw margin pale before fringe.
Thorax may be pale or dark.
Similar species: 7802,
Distribution: U.S. and southern Canada west of the Mississippi.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Symphoricarpos spp.--Snowberry.
Note: The larva pictured has been parasitized by
braconid wasps. White ovals are cocoons from which the adult wasps
ND Richland Co., West I allotment, 3 mi. N Iron
pond, Sheyenne Natl. Grasslands. T135N R52W Sec. 10.
Hg/UV lt. 12- VI- 1992. G. Fauske.
MN, Clay Co., Buffalo River St. Pk. on
Symphoricarpos sp. 3- VIII-
1988. pic. G. Fauske.