7865 – Eumorpha fasciatus,

Banded Sphinx

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Freshly emerged adult

Egg

Host Plant: Primrose Willow

General Species Information

Host Plant: Larvae feed on Evening Primrose, Oenothera species, Water Primrose, Ludwigia species, and other related plants (Onagraceae)

Historical Range: SE USA and Central America

Our Experience with this Species: We have found two specimens on Key Largo both in the month of October

Notes

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

References

Freshly emerged adult

Freshly emerged adult

Egg

3rd Instar larva pre-molt

Final instar larva

1st instar larva

4th Instar larva

Final instar larva

2nd Instar larva pre-molt

Final instar larva dark Form

pupa

Pupa

Freshly emerged adult

Freshly emerged adult

Compound Eye

pro-legs of final instar larva

pro-legs of final instar larva

Spiracles final instar larva

Spiracles final instar larva

A face only a mother could love!!

A face only a mother could love!

Freshly emerged adult

4th instar larva

spiracles 4th instar larva

Freshly emerged adult

5th and 4th instar larvae