|Common name: Spurge hawkmoth.
Hodges #: 7892.
Identification: Rfw 32.8 mm, diagonal pale stripe of fw widest at
inner margin; fresh specimens with bright pink scales on ventral surface.
Similar species: 7893, 7894.
Distribution: Introduced into western Canada, Montana and the
Dakotas. As of this writing, established in the southern prairie
provinces of Canada, Montana, the Dakotas and Minnesota.
Hosts: Larvae used as a biological control agent for Euphorbia
escula L.– Leafy spurge.
MT, reared, ex. laboratory culture.
ND, Pierce Co., nr Rugby VI- 2001, pic. J. Knodel
ND, Ward Co., Burlington 13- VII- 2001, pic. J. Knodel
ND, Richland Co., West I Allotment. 30-vii-2006, pic. P. Beauzay.