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Achemon Sphinx

Eumorpha Achemon

Description:

The Achemon sphinx (Eumorpha achemon) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. The wingspan is 87-97 mm. It can be distinguished from all other Eumorpha species by the hindwing upperside being almost uniformly pale pink from the base to the diffuse, dark brown submarginal band. Adults are on wing from June to August in one generation in the northern part of the range. There are two generations with adults on wing from May to August in the south. Adults feed on the nectar of various flowers, including Lonicera japonica, Petunia hybrida, Philadelphus coronarius and Phlox. Larvae are known to feed on Vitis, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, grape and Ampelopsis species. There is a light green, a reddish-orange and a darker tan/brown form. From Wikipedia

Habitat:

It is known from Maine west to North Dakota, Manitoba and southern Oregon and south to southern Florida, west to southern California and Mexico.

Notes:

I took this from my original account, as I can't get into it anymore. This was one of my favorite spottings!

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jttip792
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jttip792

West Buechel, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2018

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