Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae:

Darapsa choerilus (Cramer 1779)

Common name: Azalea sphinx.

Hodges #: 7886.

Identification: Rfw 27.5 mm, outer margin of fw sinuate, groundcolor mottled brown.  Pro-tibiae with spine-like setae.

Similar species: 7885.

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

Hosts: Larvae feed on Viburnum spp.

Note: Formerly widely known as Darapsa pholus.  In the picture at right, the Hodges number should be 7886.

MN  Lake Co., McNair. T56N R11W  Sec. 24.  Hg/ UV lt.  27- VI- 1992.  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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