Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae:

Proserpinus juanita (Strecker 1877)

Common name: listed here as 'Willow-herb day-sphinx.'

Hodges #: 7875.

Identification: Rfw 17.3 mm, pattern in shades of olive green, ventral base of fw orange, of hw dark brown.  Pro-tibia with enlarged setae forming 'fossorial claws.'

Similar species: 7874-- not in ND.

Distribution: Great plains region of North America and westward in the south to Arizona.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Epilobium spp.-- willow-herb, and Oenothera spp.-- evening primrose.

ND  Morton Co., Hebron.  6- VI- 1931.         E. Krauth.


  Moth county records  






Last updated: 01/23/07

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

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