Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Sphinginae: Sphingini

Sphinx gordius Cramer 1780

Common name: Apple sphinx.

Hodges #: 7810.

Identification: Rfw 32.1 mm, fws pale with darker costa and tornus, hws with broad black marginal band before fringe, ventral wings crossed by median dark band.

Similar species: 7796, 7809, 7810.1, 7811, 7812- see key.

Distribution: northern U.S. and southern Canada, mostly east of the Rockies, additional records along east coast to Florida and in the Rockies to Colorado.

Hosts: Larvae feed on  Malus-- apple, Rosa-- rose, and Fraxinus-- ash.

ND Ransom Co.,  2.5 mi. E. Owego,  T135N, R53W Sec. 2.  Hg/UV lt.  18- VII- 1993.  D. Cuthrell.


Same specimen, ventral view.


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Last updated: 01/23/07

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