|Common name: Obscure sphinx.
Hodges #: 7837.
Identification: Rfw 24.4 mm (male), fw
outer margin convex in general course and shallowly crenulate between
veins. Fw (male) with
diagonal stripe, (female) blackish-gray, paler
along costa and tornus. Abdomen of both sexes without
dark lateral rectangles.
Similar species: 7834.
Distribution: Uruguay and north to the Gulf States as resident,
strays to New York, Michigan, Nebraska and ND.
Hosts: Larvae feed on climbing vine milkweeds of the genera
Cynanchum and Philibertia-- both Ascelpiadaceae.
Note: A record of E. domingonis from the state is based
upon a female specimen of this species.
Bahia Honda Key. 7- VII- 1975. B. Stiles.
female no data.