Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae:

Darapsa myron (Cramer 1779)

Common name: Hog sphinx.

Hodges #: 7885.

Identification: Rfw 23.8 mm, outer margin of fw sinuate, groundcolor mottled green.  Pro-tibiae without spine-like setae.

Similar species: 7886.

Distribution:  United States and southern Canada east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Parthenocissus spp.-- Virginia creeper/ Woodbine and Viburnum spp.

Note: In the picture at right, the Hodges number should be 7885.

ND  Barnes Co., 20- VI- 1985.  UV lt.  .

ND  Cass Co., Fargo.  ex. Parthenocissus vitacea.  VII- 1999.  pic. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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