Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae: Dilophonotini

Aellopos titan (Cramer 1777)

Common name: Titan sphinx/ White-banded day sphinx.

Hodges #: 7849

Identification: Rfw 26.7 mm, with two parallel rows of translucent white spots, discal dot present, abdomen with broad white cross-band. Antennae weakly clavate

Similar species: none in North Dakota.

Distribution: Tropical South America northward to the Gulf States, straying further north to New York, Michigan, and North Dakota.

Hosts: Larvae feed members of the plant family Rubiaceae.


ND, Cass Co., Fargo.  NDSU campus horticulture plots.  5- IX- 2003. at Zinnia, coll. R. Larson.

  Moth county records  






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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