|Common name: Ello sphinx.
Hodges #: 7834.
Identification: Rfw 41.2 mm (male), fw
outer margin convex in general course and shallowly crenulate between
veins. Fw (male) with
diagonal stripe, (female) uniform gray.
Abdomen of both sexes with dark lateral rectangles.
Similar species: 7837.
Distribution: Argentina to southern Canada, records north of the
Gulf states are strays.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Psidium spp.-- guava and
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd.-- poinsettia, both in the
Euphorbiaceae. Also reported from Sapotaceae-- sapodilla or
male GUYANA, 06 16' N lat, 57 18' W long. 17-
IV- 1994. M. Knutson.
female CUBA, 11- VIII- 1933.